Thursday, September 22, 2005

Groundhog Update

Well, after a wonderful week of daily groundhog visits, we have now had a week of no visits. The backyard seems a much emptier place. My neighbors are happy, but I am sad.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

I Have a Groundhog in My Backyard!

This last Saturday evening I looked out the kitchen window and was amazed to see a small groundhog on the porch! My squeel of delight startled him and he waddled off the porch to the saftey of the concrete area by the back gate. We watched him happily munching away at the millet and sunflower seedlings near the squirrel... I mean bird feeder. :)

Sunday we set out some carrots and water for him, and although we didn't see who took them we set more out the next day in hopes that it had been him. Every day since then we have set some out, and everyday they get eaten. Today we finally happened to look out the window at the right time and watched him munching away at the treat. (He still hasn't eaten the celery I added this morning.)

My Scaredy-Squirrel

This poor little squirrel is very timid. I think that if it were not for the fact that she appears to be trying to feed a nest full of babies, I never would have gotten this close to her to get this shot. She and her counter part male scaredy-squirrel, have a habit of wrapping themselves around rocks, branches, and even the ground when they get frightened. They don't just freeze, they melt into what ever they are on. They also are often seen eating in this position. Interestingly, these two are just about the only squirrels I have coming to the backyard right now that have thier full tails and no scar tissue.