[Tweeters] Re: Off Topic Squirrel Behaviour

Diane Weinstein Diane_Weinstein at msn.com
Sun Jun 11 12:57:20 PDT 2017

My little Douglas Squirrels are also planting nuts and seeds in with my potted plants.

I have a large pot of Swiss Chard on the deck. In the past, the Gold Finches and Pine Siskins would dine on the Swiss Chard, but I have not seen them in quite some time and didn't think they would be removing entire leaves. I finally found out who it was when I saw a Douglas Squirrel chomping off big leaves and devouring them.

Diane Weinstein


From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu <tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu> on behalf of mary hrudkaj <mch1096 at hotmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:19 AM
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Subject: [Tweeters] Off Topic Squirrel Behaviour

Was just talking to a neighbor who also feeds and enjoys birds. But, she's been having trouble the past few days with a rather aggressive red squirrel who has been digging up all her potted plants and planting Douglas fir cones in the pots. She doesn't know it it's female or male. It has also been chewing holes in her garage and she's had to remove 2-3 squirrel nests from the garage so my bet is on female. I know squirrels will cache cones for the winter but I've never heard of them planting them in flower pots. I told her about using cayenne pepper on the soil so maybe that will help some. So far the little bugger hasn't bothered my in-ground plants my garden areas.

Mary Hrudkaj


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