X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What is wrong with this squirrel?

    This guy doesn't like my fig, there are plenty of almost ripe figs, but I have not lost any. Today I saw him going from a tree to tree, so I followed him.

    He was just looking for his peanuts πŸ₯œ πŸ˜…

    Short video below

    https://youtu.be/5kbwShUdr6c

    MJ
    Chicago Zone 5
    Figbid Listings Varieties List

  • #2
    He had a hankerin for a nut. lol
    Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

    Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

    Comment


    • #3
      Wow! Very clever. Do the peanuts always work to keep your figs safe? (As long as you keep them supplied?)
      Randy
      Northeastern TN. Zone 6b/7a. WL: Rigato de Salento, Thermalito, BNR

      Comment


      • MJA829
        MJA829 commented
        Editing a comment
        I didnt give them nuts, they just keep burying them in my garden, I guess one of my neighbors is feeding them.

      • claret
        claret commented
        Editing a comment
        Whenever I hear someone consider feeding animals "distraction" food, I keep coming to the same conclusion: it can't work. Look at what it does in the bigger scheme of things: you're feeding a population of animals that you do not want around. But feeding wild animals increases their population. It just doesn't make sense. If someone has verifiable data that proves otherwise, I'd be happy to learn how it works.
        Last edited by claret; 08-09-2021, 06:22 PM.

    • #4
      Oh, now that’s funny. I thought it was a prevention measure! They just decided to use you fig forest pots for their personal storage area!

      Still, if squirrels start messing with my figs, I might just try putting out peanuts!
      Randy
      Northeastern TN. Zone 6b/7a. WL: Rigato de Salento, Thermalito, BNR

      Comment


      • #5
        Can peanuts be electrified?
        Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

        Comment


        • elriba
          elriba commented
          Editing a comment
          That's funny....

          Reminded me of what happened to a friend of mine. A stray dog would come often and pee on a bunch of metal irrigation pipes he had next to the barn. This went on for a while. Eventually he got tired of this and hooked up electricity (from an electric fence to ward off cows) to the pipes.

          The dog never came back....

          Goodness! I just immagine the scene..... Pee is an electrolyte, so a good conductor... I shouldn't laugh at this... but I can't contain myself.

      • #6
        Well. lets see how long that lasts
        Ike
        bergen county NJ 6b
        Wish list: oh lets face it Ill take any variety I dont have!!

        Comment


        • #7
          "What's wrong with the squirrel?" -- I was thinking the same thing.

          It had an encounter with the Squirrelenator.

          Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4048.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	1.31 MB
ID:	1029338
          Joe, Z6B, RI.

          Comment


          • #8
            For me, they bury acorns. They haven’t been much of a nuisance so far. Just occasionally having to put some soil back or pull an oak tree out of a pot.
            Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Verdolino, Black Celeste

            Comment


            • #9
              one of those fig hater tree rats. ignore him. he should have better taste.
              Pete
              USDA Zone 7b
              Piedmont NC

              Comment


              • #10
                Have you seen this? In case the nuts stop working:
                Squirrel Flinger - YouTube
                South Jersey, zone 7a- 20 mins from Philly, 30 mins from AC

                Comment


                • MJA829
                  MJA829 commented
                  Editing a comment
                  πŸ˜† that was brutal

              • #11
                Ok, How about one of these?
                twirl a squirrel champ - YouTube
                South Jersey, zone 7a- 20 mins from Philly, 30 mins from AC

                Comment

                Working...
                X