Suburban Wildlife

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Regular Visitor


It seems that no matter how cold it gets, this very big squirrel is first at the bird feeder. Yes, this is Napoleon himself.

11 comments:

June said...

Gee, he's kinda the Fat Albert of squirrels, isn't he? Well, good for him . . . he'll be nice and cozy all winter.

Gail said...

Is he fluffy to stay warm or is he very well fed?

Love your header!

Rusty said...

I first noticed this fellow November 9th. He may have been around before, and certainly was boss at the bird feeder. He was already good and big - and obviously well fed. As for the one I called Ms.Fuzzytail - I first saw her September 20th. She is just as big. At the time she was either expecting or was nursing young ones. I have not seen her since.

Sandy said...

What a BIG squirrel...It must be cold!! Great photo.

Jenn Jilks said...

Someone else names their wild critters, too!

Ever cute! Thanks for following!

Canyon Girl said...

That is one fat squirrel. What a great picture of him.

bunnits said...

Chloe and crew are beautiful.

Napoleon is huge!!

Country Girl said...

He sure is a biggun!!

Country Mouse Studio said...

and Napoleon is probably a good name if he's as pushy as the other squirrels I've met :O)

Barb said...

I think maybe you're going to have to put this one on a diet in the New Year. Happy 2011 to you!

Kloggers/Polly said...

Well his fur looks remarkably well maintained and his eyes are alert which is a very good sign ... I think he will offer you much amusement in the forthcoming months.

Thank you for the information on the bird food. I must admit I have been tempted by this sort of food before. My last purchase was robin food which contained dehydrated mealworms this was for two reasons - firstly, I liked the look of the feed as there was a wide variety of seeds, etc in it and secondly, we used to have a wonderful robin that came into the garden and sang his heart away day after day for several years then all of a sudden we didn't see any robins. There were blackbirds, starlings, sparrows, finches, tits and doves with jackdaws, magpies and crows and occasional treecreepers, wrens, etc but no sign of a robin. Then like a miracle I saw one in a neighbour's tree - I know that they are territorial and thought perhaps I can get him to increase the size of his territory if I can tempt him by some food that he likes ... let us just say that I am no Eve and I am still patiently trying to persuade him to eat at my bird table!
Happy New Year!