We only had a couple of squirrels the last few years.... and that was enough. This year, though, the neighbors put up a squirrel feeder and we have LOTS of squirrels.
I think the squirrels in the area have sent out invitations to family and friends from all over and they keep arriving. Sigh.
These squirrels dig in my pots, getting dirt all over. Sometimes they leave the flowers, roots and all, out on the ground to dry out and die. Sometimes they eat the roots.
This year, since there are so many of them, they have gotten quite bold and come often to our deck... and dig in the flower pots. We chase them away, but they come back... and many times they don't go far at all.
You can see the evidence of this guy's digging in my Hibiscus... on the floor and on his face.
I chased him out of the plant and he went down the stairs a bit, then started peeking at me.
Another time one of them was jumping from plant to plant... quite hyper, as squirrels can be.
He seems to feel quite at home...
Like I said, these guys are pretty hyper... moving here and there.... racing from one place to another, making it hard to get pictures, but I still took quite a few.
I was on the back deck and heard noise behind and above me... and here was this guy on the roof. We've seen them on neighbor's houses, but not ours. This wasn't a good thing.
I made noise and he ran over the top of the roof, so I went through the house and out the front door.... only to find 2 of them on the roof out there. They were chasing each other and having fun.
This is a big concern since I have heard that they will try to get inside the attic and I have seen one nosing around different parts of the roof this week. They can chew wires and cause house fires.
My husband and sons plan to check the house and roof to be sure all is sealed up tight and if it isn't, they will fix it. We do need to keep these guys out. They do seem to be getting more aggressive which is a concern.
As I stood watching them, they came CLOSER to me and kept watching me.
As they came to the gutter and kept watching me, it seemed they were warning ME off. Hmmm... whose house is this anyway?!!!
Like I said, we feel a bit over run with squirrels. As you can see, they feel right at home.... and my tomatoes aren't even ripe yet... they love those and take plenty of them.
Not sure how to evict them, but would like to have them find a new home.
I'll still keep taking pictures of them since they are here. They are funny and a bit cute.
I know some of my readers have commented that they don't have squirrels in their country, which surprised me. Do you have squirrels... do you like them or get tired of them? It's a good time of the year to be sure the house is all tight and safe from squirrels and other pests.
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