Saturday, April 28, 2018

Determination

The funnel on this post is meant to stop squirrels from getting up to bird feeders at the top but as you can see it doesn't always work. This squirrel would simply leap from the ground and grab onto the post above the funnel and then hang on with one foot while reaching across to the feeder. He was out there for at least 10 minutes having his full. He won't go hungry!  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world. 
That fluff hanging above the squirrel is nesting material for the birds.

19 comments:

Lowell said...

That is soooo funny. I swear it's impossible to keep squirrels away from bird feed! Although I've heard of some gadgets that might work, but they probably figured that out at the last conference of North American Squirrels. Very cool photo, Pat!

Betty Crow said...

Ha! Too cute!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I was at Allan Gardens this week and saw a squirrel and thought, well he is very smart to make this her/his home, it would be nice and warm in the winter!

Sharon Anck said...

That brought a smile to my face. He's resourceful and dexterous at the same time.

s.c said...

Smart squirrel. And a great show to look at.

William Kendall said...

Never underestimate their resourcefulness!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Great capture!
Have a nice weekend
Maria from
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eileeninmd said...

LOL, what a sight! This is one determined squirrel. Nothing was going to stop him or her from eating. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Thank you for the comment and visit!! Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

bill burke said...

the winner of the best feeder performance is Black Squirrel by a stretch. :)

jennyfreckles said...

Clever creatures, so determined.

Taken For Granted said...

Good to see a smart, agile black squirrel doing well. Think bird feeders are a major source of food for them.

carol l mckenna said...

Smart critter and great capture ~

I still remember my first time in Canada seeing the black squirrels!

Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

The Padre said...

Brilliant

GreenComotion said...

What a handsome guy/gal and a great snap indeed!
Yup - sometimes none of them things work when the squirrels are determined.
Have a Happy WE, Pat!
Peace :)

Linda said...

Ha ha! Squirrels are so determined.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! They do say where there's a will there's a way Pat 😀

Karl Demetz said...

Ha ha, cool and funny shot, Pat !

Karen S. said...

If any critter does, it's squirrels that win it paws down, or paws up!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Ha ha!! Those little imps are too darn smart! A friend once gave me a video which was a collection of squirrels outwitting every thing gardeners tried; didn't know whether to laugh or cry, because back then we had a yard with bird feeders and they were basically costing me a small fortune in black oil sunflower seeds!