Squirrel Snack Bar

My maple tree is now a popular hangout for my little furry friends.

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They are eating the samara fruits off the tree.  These are also called whirlbirds or helicopters due to how they fly in the wind

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I love watching their little paws picking the nutlet bundles.

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Sometimes they even hang upside down to pick them and perch on tiny twigs to eat.

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I wish I could climb up there with them.

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Blame It On The Oaks

Danger has come to the bunny yard.

I blame it on the oaks.

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They dropped too many acorns this year.   Millions of acorns.

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The vermin feasted and propagated.   No foraging necessary.

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Now,  there are too many little squirrels and baby chipmunks and mice.

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The snakes come for lunch. The hawks come for dinner. The owls come for a midnight snatch.

Whoooo else came in the night?

Something big and strong.  Something that bends wire and tears fences from their posts.

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I am mending my fences and locking my low windows.

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Afraid of this danger that has smelled my bunnies’ scent and wants to join the feast.

I blame it on the oaks.

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Follow the FLOWER to the root cause.

UPDATE: Tracks photo from inside the bunny yard today.

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Coyote?