Shoo, shoo squirrels! When will you ever learn it's not for you?
Those darn varmints! I can't believe they destroyed those feeders like that. A bird volunteer rigged up several feeders around Bluebonnet Swamp to keep the squirrels out. It involved a lot of PVC piping and engineering, and it's not pretty, but so far it's working! Hope your new set up works.
Holy moosepoops! He did a number on that feeder!!! Love the idea being closer to the deck....:)JP
It's not enough that they get some sugar water; they have to gnaw on the feeder too! Squirrels do levy a tax on bird feeders. Good luck with the new ones!
Morning Tex darn varmits but your photography is incredible and I was laughing. Sugar high I have been known to chew through the bag of sugary treats myself so I am not going to judge them really.:) Hugs B
I see you have back yard thefts down in Texas too. They just destroy our suet feeders. Doesn't make the woodpeckers happy either :)
Sooooo lovely shots!Nice weekCrissi
LOL, determined, aren't they?
Yu just cannot beat those little devils!
They really are little piggies aren't they??? Not that there's anything wrong with that...:@)
That is wild! I love that you captured the varmint in action.
Well, how shall they otherwise use their teeth :) ..hahahaAnyway so are they adorable to look at.The warm weather have come to us now and it's lovely to be outside now.
Morning, geeze, there is nothing those varmints don`t like or destroy......naughty, naughty....great shots with the camera, Francine.
Wow, they really tore through that feeder! Never stand between a squirrel and his sugar.
Looks like they got every last drop....and then some!
Oh my, damned varmints!! Good luck with the new ones!
Funny! When I look out at our feeders, I see birds. Bill insists that the squirrels are ALWAYS at the feeder causing trouble. That hummingbird is gorgeous!
That is one ornery squirrel! Beautiful hummingbird.
Grrrrrrrrrt . . . they are ultimate greed!
Oh that's funny. We don't hang those in Colorado because the bears do the same thing.
Gee Tex.Now I can see why you get angry with the squirrels..I would too..naughty thing.Your shots of him are great however.. what a clever animal.Wishing you luck with them now on the patio.. and look forward to the humming bird shots..happy MondayVal
The only good thing about those darn varmints is that they make for some great action shots! They will chew through just about anything to get into a food source, I've found.
The little varmint, stealing from the little humming birds and chewing the feeder. Shame on him. I've never saw the squirrels doing this to my hummingbird feeder but they chewed two of my feeders that I had hanging on the window panes. Nothing will stop them.Hugs,JB
There's something about that 'sugar' taste.
i tried really hard NOT to laugh out loud, but it just broke out. this is hilarious, they are so bad and so darn cute... good move on putting them close to the house. you may have to get armed security guards...
My, what big, furry hummingbirds you have! I know they say everything is bigger in Texas, but c'mon! :-) Bird seed is one thing, but I'd have to draw the line with the hummingbird feeders. Me and the rats would have to have a coming to Jesus, politely or otherwise. I give them points for going about it Ninja-style!
Oh brilliant the hummingbirds are back. Yikes I so want to dead those tree rats. Have a marvellous Monday.Best wishes Molly
Those little burgers!! Maybe a longer hanger??? If there isn't anything to wrap his tail around - he would slide off!!
Squirrels are full of such sweet naughtiness aren't they?xo Catherine
My late mother loved peanut butter toast for breakfast and she would dip the knife in the PB jar, and swipe it across the tree next to our porch. It got so the squirrels would be waiting for her when she came out, and then one of them invited himself into the house to see what else there was! Needless to say, that was it for squirrel feeding! All over!Jo, Stella and Zkhat
Squirrels are such a pain in the backside. Yours look like little sugar junkies.
HI Teresa....I have seen everything now when it comes to those varmints : )!!Who what have thought that Squirrels had a "sweet tooth"...maybe it will made it's teeth rot them he wouldn't be able to chew ; )Great caught with great shot's!!Grace
Those critters would drive me nuts!
that is one truly resourceful squirrel
Ohhh So pretty!!!.. Love it..
Dearest Theresa,Wow, they sure are smart, greedy and cute (for me). I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the new one works. Bad Bad "Sugar Junkies!"Gorgeous and Breathtaking pictures♡♡♡ Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*
Oh my! Good luck indeed. They're rather determined and ingenious little guys aren't they?
But it's so yummy! Even a squirrel needs dessert.
Oh my what great looking pictures !!! Have a great start to your week !
They think everything is put out for their use and entertainment. Pretty comical characters as they go about getting into the feeders!
Is that the elusive 'Bushy-tailed hummingbird'? IMWTK! Maybe they will get cavities and the dentist will yell at them. I put a hummingbird feeder out this weekend, nothing yet, it may be too cold.
LOL...that is too funny...who would of ever thought!!
What a BRAT! We have resorted to no hummer feeders in the trees either but because of ants not squirrels!
Very cute eating squirrels , the last picture is still a hummingbird.Best wishes, Irma
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Cheeky squirrels! I had no idea they'd chew a feeder to bits.
I am wishing you luck but I think you have it now Tex! Love that little blue and pink hummer feeder! More great snaps from you that tickle me.. :)
Wow, you sure grow some big furry hummingbirds in Texas! Those darn squirrels are so clever at getting what they want. I hope the new feeders are safe.
LOL - that squirrel is on a sugar high. Great shots.
I thought this was so funny... until I got to the pictures of the chewed-up mess! *ugh* Little varmints!
Bad varmint! Great captures!
What a little bugger. Will be fun to see if the new locations works.
Absolutely hilarious! I bet he's totally hooked on the sweet stuff now -- good luck finding a way to keep him out of it. (But maybe he'll leave your sunflower feeders alone.)
Great photos of the squirrel and the bird, delicious! A greeting.
It's just amazing to me how they can hang like that, seemingly with only the tail to support them...especially in the shots of the first squirrel. So clever to remove the center of the flower. Then, instead of taking it back to the nest, he licks it clean while hanging upside down. Crazy critters.
Wow!!!!!!!! those little rascals. I bet their teeth are sharp too.Good luck with your new feeders. I must get mine up this week.Felicia
No way!! You post this on the very day that I'd planned to move the hummingbird feeder to a tree, very vulnerable to squirrels. Must re-think.
Ha! Their wings were flapping so fast you couldn't see them! Squirrels are darn cute but can be such a pain.
Great captures Theresa! I would never have thought they would be interested in that, they really never miss a trick. Popping those centres out shows they must have a high intelligence level, they really do seem to be able to get into anything! Love that pretty little Hummingbird :-)I loved the Whistlers on the earlier posts, most especially all the bird bath ones, the Wood Ducks and the post with the Egret and Heron. I also particularly liked seeing the Bluebonnets and the Indian Paintbrushes. It must have been an...interesting!!!...combination of smells in your truck according to what you said ;-)
"hmmm, so why do only the feathered PRETTY kids get the koolaid ? thinks the squirrel, as he demolishes the feeder resentfully"
I love these little varmints, but they sure are destructive! I've had two plastic finch tubes chewed to pieces!
They are stinkers and cute as they are they can do so much damage also....HeidiI'm off to the doctor today I still have a sick boy!
Around here they put a strip of sheet metal around the trees, that way, things with claws, (like iguanas, we don't have squirrels) can't climb up the tree.
Oh my gosh!! What little pigs. I hope that works hanging them from hooks.
Those squirrels are so smart! Super hummingbird shot.
Those squirells have been winning the bird feeder battle for as long as I can remember...but they are fun to watch as well.
Get to fixin' those dumplings, and I'll go get my gun!
Just too funny! Have a great day!
First of all, your pictures are unbelievable. About the squirrels -- they sure do know how to hustle, don't they?
Great photos of the little rascals! Good luck keeping the new feeders intact.
Well, I'd just have to draw the line there! You are too nice. :)
those little dickens...nothing stops those varmints...even tho they are cute and entertaining while hanging upside down.
Uh oh, bad, bad squirrel. :)xoxo
Bad, bad squirrel indeed1 Determined little guy, huh!!
This post is so darn funny! I was LOL! I know some times they can be aggravating, but they are just trying to eat some good stuff too and are so cute while doing it!:) Hopefully they won't get themselves hurt. Hey, I know people that are pesky, but I keep them around..lol!Love this post!
Forgot to mention the hummingbird is so pretty!
Hah! Oh my gosh. They really did a number on your feeder. Love these photos :)
Good luck indeed - they are determined little blighters aren't they?
They are relentless!
Those little stinkers! So cute...but such a nuisance!!
T, well, aren't they just cheeky buggers!
A for effort. They sure work hard for their treats.
Well... That one is a goner! Good Luck!
Can't help but smile at your interactions with your sweet friends:-) Aloha:-)
Oh I laughed hard on this picture.. cause my squirrels do the same thing here.. If funny to watch though...
Good luck Theresa, but, the one with a sweet tooth, will be the varmint!!!
they can be real pests but I love squirrels.
A common sight in my yard as well!! Put grease/oil on your shepards hook. It makes it a "lil" more difficult for the squirrels to get up them!!I really like the pink flowers on the new ones. Good luck, I'm sure you are going to need it!!
Furriest Hummer I've ever seen! LOL. They sure are pesky things.
I hope it works for you...but they knocked mine down off the shepard hook too....they are tricky aren't they...
Good Grief! I've never experienced that yet...knock on wood!
Oh my gosh...they are really destructive critter..but I love your shots! Gorgeous!
He is some acrobat! I can't believe all the damage he did.
These are beautiful photos, great shots ... I keep my fingers crossed for a new feeder.
Wow, I've never seen the squirrels at my hummer feeders. Your must have the sweet tooth! Poor hummers!
Those squirrels are relentless...
I have to admit I lost my temper with my squirrel this morning... throwing shoes at him to chase him off.I'm convinced I saw him trying on my size 10's before he scarpered.
I wish you luck! But they sure are clever and sweet, those squirrels :))
Ok, that's when cute turns to pesky in my book! But the sugar water? Geesh!
What nasty squirrels, hope the new ones work out better.
That's one unusual hummingbird.
So sweet and so cute images!!Beautiful pictures!Dimi..
I had no idea they could and would do this. Cute photos, but not so cute destruction!Lindahttp://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com
Squirrels never cease to amaze . They can always find a way to outsmart us and then they aren't even thankful. They have the nerve to wreck the feeder and come back for more.
Oh no! Those ornery little varmints! I hope the new location helps to deter them.
Those naughty squirrels! They can be such pigs...they have been cleaning out my feeders within a few hours of filling them!
Oh,my goodness. Now, that is one determined squirrel...and he has a cohort in crime. Unbelievable. Buddy is the running junkie and your squirrels the sugar junkies. Thanks for the info on shooting into the sun. DUH, Genie.
Those little varmints!
Good luck. Wow.
Go raid the Coke Cola machine you little rascals!!
Talk about agile!
So cute, I think Mr. Squirrel has his act down pretty well, and he'll be ready when the circus comes to town!
Good luck!! Squirrels did that to our feeders one year, too!
How cute! Nice shots! The first five poses remind me of a baby feeding mother’s milk holding her breast with his hands.
Sugar Addict. Yep, indeed!!
Oh no! They tore up two of my bird feeders this winter and now I have to worry about the hummingbird feeders too! It's hard enough just keeping ants out.Cute pictures though.
They've been framed by a rogue hummingbird.
Oh those little stinkers. But geessh, they're a hoot!
OMG! They are such clever rascals, aren't they? Well...until they ate the plastic feeder! Won't they just run along the rail there and sit there an suck out all the sugar again? Poor little hummingbirds...they don't stand a chance!
Those little rodents. They can drive a body nuts. :-)They know how to raid any kind of bird feeder. Virtually nothing seems to be an obstacle for gaining entry to a feeder. Nice pics.
Your 'restaurant' rates high among the critter world. The Run *A* Round Ranch Restaurant is now serving dessert! ;-)Very frustrating, those pesky squirrels...~Lindy
Hey, everyone needs a treat now and again! It must have been pretty good judging by the bite marks! He is darn cute, though! xx
Smiler - Glorious image series you show the "little naughty squirrel" :)
A sugar raged squirrel is a frightening thought!Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Good grip has the Teresa squirrel ... good photos of that perfect balance :))A kiss.
Did he have hiccups to have to drink up-side-down? Absolutely nuts and destructive into the bargain but still kinda cute.
What a little stinker!
Perseverance is the word. Amamzing!
That’s very sweet of these squirrels! Hope he didn't swallowed the yellow pollen object.
A beautiful squirrel. It's a real circus.Fantastic photographic series.Regards:)
Darn those tree rats! Our bird feeders are pretty secure right now so that the squirrels don't even bother to graze beneath them. They are in some other part of the neighborhood driving someone else crazy, no doubt! Or maybe they've migrated to Texas.
I do love squirrels, but they really did a number on those hummingbird feeders! I hope the new feeders will work out well. I had a girlfriend who hung glass ones because the squirrels wouldn't chew those. ;)
is there something those guys can´t do?
Those little stinkers! Good luck with all that! Wow, they are something!
Oh, my. Did not realize squirrels loved sugar THAT much!
Have not seen this happen - amazing - these critters will eat just about anything.
I like your description of "an awfully big and furry hummingbird."
What crafty little buggers! Congrats on your POTW. I'm not surprised that Hilary chose this post -- great captures and humor to boot! :)
despite all the scrolling down two pages to leave a comment .. huff puff .... i am back to say congrats on a POTW
Oh my gosh. I can't help but love the little thief!
Came back to say congrats on the POTW!!!
Oh my!!! I had no idea that they did that! Very bad Mr. Squirrel....very bad!!!
So that's what a hummingbird looks like, guess I've had them all along! LOL Silly thing hanging by its toes. Hope the new feeders work out better. A customer in Wild Birds Unlimited today said house finches are drinking the nectar at her house.
Oh my!!! How wonderful... I mean, naughty!! Cheeky little creatures!!
i have not replaced my broken bird feeder yet since one of these fat turds jumped on it from a branch above. ha!
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