My backyard looks like a squirrel freeway at this time of year. There must be dozens of them scuttling about looking for nuts and busily burying them for the coming winter.
A lot of people think squirrels are a nuisance, but I enjoy watching them run from tree to fence and back again while I relax with a cup of coffee on a cool fall morning. Of course, the dog is always in hot pursuit. After all these years, he still hasn't figured out that he will never catch a squirrel, so he makes for some fine fall entertainment himself.
The one drawback to my squirrel-friendly landscape is that the little critters are constantly raiding my bird feeders. Luckily, I found some advice online and I've been able to squirrel-proof most of my feeders in one or two easy and inexpensive steps. Now the birds can still get at their seed, but the bushy-tailed thieves can't. And the added level of entertainment of watching the squirrels try again and again to reach the seed? Priceless.
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