Brown Plate Special

I wonder if this corn has been sanitized for my protection?

I wonder if this corn has been sanitized for my protection?

As I went to refill my squirrel corn feeder this past Sunday morning, the spiral container sqturday squirrel logothe corncob hangs in decided to come apart from the rest of the contraption.  Since it was snowing and about 5 degrees outside at the time, I didn’t make any effort to see if it could be put back together or had broken for good… but I did leave the corncob lying in the empty birdbath so my squirrels still wouldn’t starve due to inferior engineering.

Once it reached a somewhat more manageable temperature for man and beast, the hungry critters emerged to find their usual feeding trough had disappeared.  But their noses led them to where I left the treat, and it was promptly deposited onto the ground where it was consumed down to the last kernel.

Who cares... tastes like food!

Who cares… tastes like food!

Unlike picky, germophobe humans, squirrels have no issue with eating food that has fallen on the floor.  When you frequently scavenge morsels from the ground and even bury them beneath the earth for a future snack… the five second rule has little use for you.  The Nest would like to salute these eco-friendly Saturday Squirrels for never letting their dinner go to waste.  Everyone knows there are starving squirrels in China who would love to have that dirty corn…

Have a great 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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19 Responses to Brown Plate Special

  1. I ate food from the floor too as I was a child, probably I have some squirrel genes :o) I still hear my mother screaming as I found a used bubble gum… ewwwww :o(

  2. That’s a good-look in’ squirrel!

  3. draliman says:

    I have no issue eating off the floor either. Or, in one memorable incident at work, from the bin. It took a while to live that one down, but who throws away bacon?
    Cute squirrel!

  4. Trisha says:

    Our lives would be so much easier if we could be like squirrels and scavenge nuts and seeds off the trees and ground. No cooking, no dishes, no grocery shopping…why do we consider ourselves smarter than animals? 🙂

    • I’ve come to that very point again and again when doing these Saturday posts. We are such a finicky and demanding species, I’m surprised we haven’t been lost the race of survival of the fittest yet!

  5. gh0stpupp3t says:

    Aww! Squirrrely wurlies!

  6. chattykerry says:

    I fed my squirrels with critter food today, They love the corn kernels.

  7. By current definitions, I should be dead as should all the kids in my generation. Oh, the things we consumed. With joy in our hearts.

    The dogs think the water from the toilet is the sweetest drink in the house. And we know that doggy knows best 🙂

    • Well, it’s a proven fact that a dog’s mouth and the toilet have fewer germs than most humans already carry in them. So it’s perfectly alright to let the dogs eat from your plate and wash it all down with a good drink from the commode…

  8. I had a dachshund that ate corn on the cob. We had a little backyard garden and – got none of the corn. She was ready to cut us. So weird.

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