Squirrel: On the Screen Door

I keep moving our bird feeder around our backyard, trying to find a location where the squirrels cannot attack it from.  I’m failing.  I’ve moved it so the squirrels cannot jump from the fence, but now they simply climb the backyard screen door and leap from there.  As you can see, the brave little critter is right by my computer desk, watching me to see if I’ll do anything!

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Photos taken June 12th, 2013

20 thoughts on “Squirrel: On the Screen Door

  1. Oh – I can completely relate – we are constantly at battle with our squirrels! They incessantly eat our bulbs and tops of anything that they don’t manage to eat the bulb.

    I love how they freeze and have at least one eye staring at you. I feel like I am bigger and I should win the stare down, but alas, I don’t think I am scary enough either.

    They are entertaining though :) Great post.

    • :) I, too, have given up on gardening, even flowers. The squirrels have buried acorns in every available spot of soil… even in all my small flower pots, making it impossible for seeds to grow anywhere.

  2. This might seem cute, but we’ve had squirrels rip our screen door. It depends on the force with which the squirrel jumps onto the screen. As they get used to climbing on the screen, they become less tentative about moving around on it, and more likely to make flying leaps onto it.

    • I’ve found if I leave the screen door open (not slid closed), the squirrel doesn’t use it, as it’s too far from the feeder. So.. this is now only a problem if I’m home airing out the house, which means he gets scared away the minute he begins to climb the screen! So far, no tears in the screen…

  3. This is lovely! We have the same problem with our bird feeder….we fill it up and within a couple of hours the squirrels seem to “attack” it!! But lately some of the birds have become quite territorial and now attack the squirrels…so they have been visiting less.

    • I have wondered why the birds aren’t more protective of our feeder! I would think the jays (we have both Steller’s and Scrub Jays) would be as aggressive towards the squirrels as they are towards the other birds. Or perhaps the Towhees, who are so feisty they chase the jays away. :)

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