Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Look'in A Bit Squirrely

We learned something new this year. Squirrels aint good pumpkin carvers. Efficient maybe, just not artistic.
 
The wife thought she would do a little Fall yard decorating prior to Halloween and Thanksgiving so she bought a small bale of straw, some fake plants and a couple small scarecrows. And added two obviously delicious pumpkins. She set it up for all to see at the front corner of the house. It didn't take long for our furry neighbors to take notice.


 
Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater chewed through it. Not sure if it was his wife or not but one climbed inside to eat the seeds. Last I saw they were all doing well.


 
They didnt mess with the second pumpkin until we hauled the first one off. They chewed the top of that one until the stem fell off.
 
We will prolly have volunteer pumpkin plants popping up all over the yard next Spring.
 
They ate the neighbors Mums.
 
Soon they will be knocking at the door collecting protection money.
 
I hope all you and yours have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day.

5 comments:

Travel & Dive Girl said...

LOL! I've never heard of them eating pumpkins before. I had them dig up all my tulips one year and then re-bury them all over the yard. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving.

Here is Canada, we celebrated ours back in October, so I'm ready for some more turkey - make sure you save me some.

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

I love the visual of the squirrels knocking on your door. In my vision they are wearing ray bans and little leather jackets.

Juli said...

And this is the reason we don't grow pumpkins anymore. :(

Actually, a few years back our squirrels ate the wires under the hood of the neighbor's car...

Simply Suthern said...

TCC, Leave it to you to turn it to fashion. LOL

Juli,
They have eaten our gutter covers and now use the gutters as a subway. We cant have a bird feeder. They are fun to watch but have taken over.

Pearl said...

Squirrel gangs, flashing squirrel signs, engaging in squirrel shenanigans.

Got 'em storing acorns in my flower boxes up here...

Pearl