It’s been quite a time with this little critter. It has broken into our house more than once (once through a tiny hole related to the ducting coming into the house (which has since been sealed) and once right through the front door), chewed the insulation under the hood of the car up, has been burying what appears to be bird seed in every potted plant it can find, and is sneaking into the garage every chance it gets. This is just to name a few of it’s shenanigans!
Steven found some organic cotton and wool stuffing samples we’ve had laying around, and thought that maybe if he put it out for the squirrel to find, it would lay off a little. A crow took one tuft, another disappeared while we weren’t looking, and this one sat in that planter pot for at least a week, untouched. We had an incredible rainbow appear recently, and I hopped on downstairs to grab the camera, and who should I see right outside the glass… What timing!
That wad of stuffing was at least the size of a baseball. I watched in awe as it stuffed and stuffed (with it’s little partner in crime nearby). The material somehow disappeared into the squirrel and finally, with a big bit of fluff hanging out of it’s mouth, as you see, it trotted off. Amazingly enough, we haven’t seen much of it since, so maybe it finally acquired enough for that nest it’s been building! Now we just can’t help but wonder where that nest might be…
I hope your week’s off to a great start. xo