03 February 2009

Six more weeks of ....


Judging from what's fallen outside our door this morning, Punxsutawney Phil also has a great career ahead of him picking winning Lottery numbers.

But we've gotten more than a mere flurry of flakes - we have a storm of more footprints than I can count: Little exclamation points dotting the path, punctuation marks that serve to complete this sentence: "FEED ME, YOU FOOLS!"

And so, we obey. Happily. Yes, master.

A groundhog does what a groundhog does, and likewise the eastern gray.

Punxsy Phil has predicted six more weeks of ravenous squirrels.

No complaints here.

5 comments:

Poetikat said...

That reminds me;I haven't fed mine.

Kat

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Hey! I got the twin snow squirrel on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Dallas back with a question. Since I last wrote about the nest on my window ledge, there has been no action. Would squirrels make a nest, use it only occasionally? Dallas

squirrelmama said...

Hi Dallas,
Actually what you are seeing is not uncommon at all. Momma squirrels often have more than one nest at a time. The reason for this is simple: the first nest may become no longer suitable or habitable for reasons of fleas infesting the nest, or a predator finding the nest and making it no longer safe. The momma always has a backup (smart girl, no?) and it is possible that this is what you are seeing. Your nest on the ledge is either the backup or the primary nest. Or perhaps she built it and had second thoughts. Nonetheless it is worth keeping an eye on; someone else may come along and want a pre-owned nest!

my backyard said...

What an adorable snow squirrel!