Nov 20 2010


Published by at 7:39 am under Mammals

The last time we saw Marcy’s bird feeder there was a cute black-capped chickadee on it.

I thought her feeder was squirrel proof because it hangs from a slender hook far from the pole, but those barriers aren’t a problem for this acrobat.

Look how this squirrel uses his back feet!  Look at his thumbs!

…At least he isn’t a bear.  😉

(photo by Marcy Cunkelman)

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4 Responses to “Acrobat”

  1. Kathyon 20 Nov 2010 at 9:46 am

    You have to love their tenacity!

  2. dreamfalconon 20 Nov 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Cool photo and I like the caption!

  3. Marianneon 20 Nov 2010 at 6:38 pm

    For sure about not being a bear! Bears have a tendency (at least at my house) to remove the whole feeder for ease of eating. The feeder usually suffers from this abuse.

    The bear-destroyed feeder that really upset me was a new feeder that was squirrel-proof = expensive. Hubby dug a hole and cemented a pole in place. This feeder was going to last many years.

    Needless to say, it only lasted a few months until a bear snapped the pole and destroyed the feeder. He had dragged the feeder several feet away for his feast. 🙁

  4. barbaraon 21 Nov 2010 at 9:44 am

    Ahh — these little mammals can get just about anywhere with their lithe bodies. Fun to watch their acrobatics. — barbara

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