The Squirrel’s In The Corn

If I get my head stuck, just please refill this corncob, OK?

If I get my head stuck, just please refill this corncob, OK?

The best known staple of a squirrel’s diet is of course nuts, and acorns in particular.  This association between beast and comestible is so strong, that the mere mention of one sqturday squirrel logousually makes a person automatically think of the other.  Thus why Scrat is always busy chasing an acorn, and a cartoon movie about a squirrel was of course named “The Nut Job.”

My neighborhood squirrels get plenty of acorns in their diet from my backyard oak tree, but they are also very well fed on hard corn.  Squirrels may very well like the corn I put out for them even better than the endless supply of nuts they get from the branches above and stow away underneath my yard.  This guy in the lead photo sure does seem to be going nuts over the treat I left for him in my corncob feeder.  Look at him work his little head into the spiral framework of the feeder to get at those few kernels left on the back side of the cob!  I’m also loving those tabby stripes this squirrel has on his belly!

They do compliment my sixpack of abs very well, don't they?

They do compliment my sixpack of abs very well, don’t they?

Squirrel corn is readily available at most stores that sell birdseed, and if you’re reading this from the States, I’d bet your local Mecca’s got the same feeder I use in stock very cheap.  Feeding squirrels is a fun and rewarding activity that you should try if you want to liven up the activity in your yard.  Take it from my hungry friend above, your squirrels would love for you to leave them out a corny treat!

I give this outdoor cafe five stars!  Burp!

I give this outdoor cafe five stars! Burp!

Have a scrumptious weekend everyone!

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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14 Responses to The Squirrel’s In The Corn

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    Have a good weekend. Tabby is so cute.

  2. ksbeth says:

    hey it was worth all the risk. like stealing from a cookie jar )

  3. merbear74 says:

    You’re getting really good with that new camera, ES! Love the action shots. 🙂

  4. fanrosa says:

    Tabby stripes…..cute. Wake me up when you’ve got a tortie tummy out there.

    Meanwhile, break loose with some jack and get some new cobs for your buds. Those are the saddest little, picked over corn cobs I’ve ever seen. They look worse than the aftermath of the picnic table after my family has decimated the eats at a Fourth of July cookout!

    Even my grocery store even has squirrel corn! Oddly enough, at the edge of the produce section, where the big bags of oranges and vats of loose pistachios hang out. I wonder if they just bag up all the regular corn that’s gone off and hang it right there. Whichever, I always think of you when I sashay past the produce section….

    • Hey, what do you expect from Mecca? You get a bag with a handful of good sized cobs and a whole bottom of the bag full of stuff that looks like it was rescued from a famine. And of course, my squirrels have usually got the goods picked through before I realize they are out there and whip out the camera. I’m glad to hear they sell squirrel corn in Colorado as opposed to what someone else might lead me to believe…

  5. draliman says:

    Aww, look at his little paws grabbing the feeder!

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