#45 – Slow Poke

Of all the so-called bad habits squirrels have that have caused them to be slandered as pests by humans, maybe the one that will get people the most upset is their tendency to dig up and devour gardens.  It’s in the squirrel’s nature to forage for its own food, and heaven forbid they find their way into some lady’s precious birdfeeders.  So plants with nuts and berries, as well as the seeds and bulbs that produce them, are a common target of hungry suburban squirrels.

As I don’t have a garden of my own, I’ve rarely got to capture this petty larceny on film before… but I did seven years ago when this cute fellow decided to check out what my neighbor decided to hide behind that black plastic barrier.  Hey, you can’t blame the guy for being curious…. we snuck into all kinds of places we didn’t belong when we were kids, right?

Gotta be something good in here! But why do I have the feeling I’m being…… watched?

My favorite part of this series, and one I didn’t notice myself until a commenter pointed it out, is that turtle lawn decoration!  He’s keeping a watchful eye over the owner’s prized flower bed, and he’s going to put a stop to that squirrel’s nefarious deeds!  He’s just going to be….. very……. slow……. in………. enforcing……….. justice.

Which it must have, because here’s a photo I took two months later….

Give that turtle a promotion to captain!

Oh, and the turtle was apparently left behind when the new neighbor moved in four years ago, because it was still there in 2020!

Squirrels and turtles will survive the nuclear blast!

Though it almost looks post-apocalyptic compared to the way the tidier neighbor had the yard looking…

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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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18 Responses to #45 – Slow Poke

  1. LOL.. that is the anser to where have all that flowers gone…

  2. Rivergirl says:

    Squirrels are always welcome to forage in our gardens. Unless it’s those Red Devils who want to move in with us.
    😠

  3. Roadtirement says:

    It’s likely that leaving the turtle was probably the most important item on the list of offer to purchase conditions. And Squirrel knew right away that in that human installed ring was where fresh dirt was to be found…

  4. The turtle survived but the lamp didn’t……you win some you lose some. LOL

    Pam

  5. Kismet says:

    Get your freaking squirrels out of my bird feeders.

  6. draliman says:

    The tortoise ran amok when the original owners moved out. The squirrel is innocent I tell you, innocent.

  7. It wouldn’t be so bad if they ate weed seeds, but noooooo..they have to go for expensive imported bulbs. 🙄

  8. There’s a lot of truth to that observation!

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