Just found out that it’s not okay to relocate them. So we will stop immediately and get feeders that they can’t get into.
The squirrels have been getting into my bird feeders, the little varmints. Not okay. Bird seed and suet are too darn expensive to feed them, and they also chew up the feeders. Definitely not okay.
I know that lots of people think they’re cute and have all this amazing agility (the agility part is true), but I don’t want them here. Therefore, Nolemana sets out a humane trap, with peanut butter on the trip lever. We have caught a few squirrels this way and we release them somewhere else in a treed area where they can go bother each other. We try hard to get babies on their own or grown ones before baby squirrel season arrives. We’re not mean enough to deprive babies of their mothers.
For awhile, we are freed from the squirrels’ thievery, but of course, nature abhors a vacuum, and in a month or two, we have to go through the routine all over again. But right now we’re in the middle of a catch and release phase, and today I took this little trickster’s photo. Just don’t tell me he’s cute. He’s really nothing but a thief.