A Garden Party

The humans have blocked this off... there must be something good inside!

The humans have blocked this off… there must be something good inside!

Among the many ways people seem to find squirrels to be pests is the way they will treat sqturday squirrel logogardens as their own personal all you can eat buffet.  You can’t really blame the squirrels for this destructive behavior, it’s just what they do.  Plant life and squirrels have been coexisting for millions of years, and I doubt either is going away anytime soon… so even if your garden becomes another squirrel’s personal playpen, you can relax in knowing the earth’s ecosystem will not suffer due to the loss of your makeshift suburban jungle.

Here I captured a squirrel taking a peek inside a circle of plastic edging in front of my neighbor’s house.  There doesn’t seem to be anything growing within the walled off confines, but that’s not going to stop our curious sciurine from seeing if there’s really any there there.

Silly humans!  Did they really think a squirrel wouldn't be able to find something that's buried?

Silly humans! Did they really think a squirrel wouldn’t be able to find something that’s buried?

Not satisfied with being an outsider, our flora expert decided to step inside the squared circle to see if he could dig anything yummy up.  In the infamous words of Sheriff John Brown, kill it before it grows, right?

So you probably want to know was there anything growing inside of this great barrier, and if there was, did our squirrel manage to ruin my neighbor’s attempt at curb appeal?  Well, I took these photos two months ago back in May.  Here’s a picture of the same area I took yesterday…

We find the fuzzy defendant to be innocent on all charges!

We find the fuzzy defendant to be not guilty on all charges!

It takes a lot to become a Saturday Squirrel, and one of the qualities The Nest looks for is a squirrel who can balance being a squirrel with also respecting the boundaries of its two-footed neighbors.  This squirrel is a true humanitarian among rodents!

Or maybe he was just spooked off by that fearsome looking guard turtle.  It’s OK, we understand…

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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16 Responses to A Garden Party

  1. that was nice of that people to remove the boring plant … now the squirrel has it’s own show ring :o) well done :o)

  2. Jnana Hodson says:

    Ha! Around here I’ve been pulling up a lot of weeds that are distinguished by their woody stem and compound leaves — new walnuts, from the nuts our squirrels planted and lost.
    Doing nothing, you say?
    How about nothing positive?
    I can give you a long list.

    • One of the first things I learned about squirrels when my obsession with them started is they are considered to be the architects of our forests. Trees drop the nuts, but they can’t plant them… the squirrels help out with ensuring there are future generations. Many of those trees were “accidentally” planted back in the days when the squirrel population was over 10 times what it is now… before the Europeans began to settle America…

  3. Did you consider that maybe he was not digging but planting? Huh? A mighty oak may yet appear in one of the planters!

  4. Trisha says:

    From my experience with these little garden architects, I think the fuzzy defendant could still very well be guilty! In my yard, they like to steal and/or destroy bulbs. They let my neighbors grow tulips and daffodils but not me. They do occasionally bring me a lily bulb to make up for it though and I wouldn’t take them to critter court anyway. 🙂 I enjoy their company much more than I would enjoy having tulips or daffodils.

    • Who needs pretty flowers when you have pretty squirrels? And the squirrels have better personalities and won’t make you sneeze….

      • Trisha says:

        So very true! Squirrels are much more entertaining than flowers. Even when they’re at their most destructive, I can’t get mad at the cute little critters.

  5. Mental Mama says:

    The squirrels in our yard have started sleeping in the flower boxes on the deck…

  6. NotAPunkRocker says:

    You can’t tell, but the turtle is trying to stop him. He’s just realllllly slooooow.

  7. super duper squirrel fertilizer, parented to make the flowers HAPPY! 😀

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