Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thieving Squirrels

This is a thieving squirrel.  He wasn't always bad.  Two years ago he lived across the street in an oak tree with his friends and relatives eating acorns.  Then, the oak tree died and my neighbors cut it down.  That's when this squirrel and his friends and relatives moved into my back yard to live in my oak tree.  That's when he discovered my almond tree.  That's when he decided he liked almonds better than acorns.  The thieving squirrel started to eat my almonds before they were ripe.  Apparently, he doesn't really like unripe almonds, so he threw them on the ground and tried another and another and another.  Isn't that the definition of insanity?  Doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results?  So, what I really have is an insane thieving squirrel.

I had to cover my entire tree with a fine mesh netting.  Luckily, it's not a really large tree.

The insane thieving squirrel continues to try and get my almonds but that's why I also employ a Director of Pest Management.  Here she is guarding the tree, keeping both eyes on that insane thieving squirrel.

You can run but my Director of Pest Management is watching you!

Two hours later I caught that insane thieving squirrel sneaking around my raspberries and grapes...


  1. You also have to emloy a pellet gun, and train your finger to be trigger happy :))

  2. Mr. RK says "been there, done that". Much to my horror, he actually bought one some time ago for just that reason. I'm not encouraging it.