Among the many ways people seem to find squirrels to be pests is the way they will treat gardens 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.
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…
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!