Saturday, April 26, 2014

Monster Varmints

Doing what they do best.




Excuse me, but you're getting a bit "overzealous" in your grip on that feeder!

Ahem!
 
That's better!

 

Linking to Saturday's Critters

133 comments:

georgettesullins said...

Hanging on for dear food.

Lynn said...

you are going to have to start charging these little critters or open up their own B&B :-) great shots.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Greedy little buggers! Lucky oft them they're so cute - otherwise.... ;-)

diane b said...

hee hee they made me laugh trying to pretend to be birds.

Naquillity said...

they are adorable. makes me smile from the heart. that one is holding on for dear life though... afraid he's going to miss out on some of that food... hope all is well. have a great day~

William Kendall said...

They are such devious little rascals!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They grow 'em big ...and smart ... In Texas! What a show they put on for you...worth the tons of bird seed I would think!

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

tails everywhere. ( :

DJan said...

Glad you have your camera out to capture these critters' antics. And I'm glad it's you and not me! :-)

Barb Brookbank said...

lol! so funny!

Sandra said...

i just love your big old fat gym rat squirrels. the last 3 could be titled Squirrley Rock Climber...

magnoliasntea said...

You have to admit they know where the food is, and they're so well fed. Great pics.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

So darn cute. I enjoy my squirrels but they make 'feeding the birds' so expensive! :)

I buy roasted peanuts in the grocery store deli to supplement, hoping to fill them up so they'll eat less bird seed but once they have their peanut treat they are back at the feeders.

Yours are so comical :)

Roan said...

Looks like the squirrels have taken over from the Whistlers. Love seeing the squirrel antics.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh he is a big one.

Beth said...

Those squirrels are so darn cute!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Karen S. said...

Hey guys, save some for the birds too!

S. J. Qualls said...

Where there is a will there is a way! Cute pictures!

Ron said...

Little thieves!

joeh said...

Acrobatic little thieves!

Debbie said...

omgoodness they are just so cute!!

and those feeders, i hope it did not say squirrel proof when you purchased it!!

great title today, i knew exactly what i was going to see!!

ps....we were viewing and commented on motherhood of zen at the exact same time. weird!!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, oh my, rather naughty those Squirrels, Blessings Francine.

Phil Slade said...

Nice action shots Teresa. I know they are troublesome on the feeders but no one can help but take ever more pictures of the varmints.

Gerald (SK14) said...

tree-rats my wife calls them

Irma said...

What a beautiful pictures.
Squirrels are acrobats, everywhere they climb in and on.
Greetings Irma

Sally said...

I'm not a big fan of squirrels, but I like yours! :)

xoxo

The Queen Jester said...

they certainly can be creative in their quest for food

Annesphamily said...

Well these greedy critters are the most innovative of all! LOL! Where there is a will, they find a way! Love your share today! Big smiles and a happy weekend to you!

Molly The Wally said...

Great shots but they so need to be chased. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Ela said...

Very funny pictures acrobats :)
Greetings

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I'm thinking you might need to sign them up for Weight Watchers..they are such hogs!

Inger said...

Best squirrel pictures EVER!!!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

They are all over the place! :-)

Barb said...

That's what's called bellying up to the buffet!

Sally in WA said...

Breakfast is served! Crafty little devils.

don said...

It's amazing how well they can cling to slick surfaces and seemly suspend gravity in their ability to get access to the seed. Fine series.

Montanagirl said...

They sure are persistent, aren't they? Quite acrobatic and innovative too, I might add!

A Quiet Corner said...

Holy pillaging!!!! They come on droves to your place!!!...:)JP

Patty Woodland said...

I wonder what your seed bill would be sans squirrels?

eileeninmd said...

Great title for these critters.. They do seem to find ways to just take over the feeders. Poor birdies don't get a chance..
Thanks for sharing your post with my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

Laura. M said...

Does that wel:)))))

bailey-road.com said...

They must've chased the ducks away.

Karen said...

Haha, love these guys!

DIMI said...

Those squirrels are adorable Tex!!Very cute little critters!Amazing captures!
Dimi...

Bob Bushell said...

It look like it's a fun time............

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Tex I love watching these Squirrels handing all kinds of ways to get food. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sylvia K said...

Fun ones for the day -- "my" squirrels now number three and they bury peanuts everywhere!!! I think they're planning a peanut farm!!

Lois Evensen said...

Love the series. They really are cute, aren't they.

Ida said...

Oh how fun and cute. Personally squirrels just crack me up. They are so funny. My dad always fed the squirrels so now in his memory I leave peanuts out for the squirrels and also seed for the birds. Do check out the squirrel on my blog today.

W. Latane Barton said...

They are little rascals, that's what they are!

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

C'est quand même un beau spectacle. Mais, il faut être là au bon moment et tu as l'art de vivre l'instant, cela se sent dans chacune de tes photos. Superbe.
Amitiés.

Roger

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh, Theresa, I could watch these varmints for hours! What WONDERFUL action shots!

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Cloudia said...

Cute thieves!



Aloha

ashok said...

cute & mischievous

Jeevan said...

haha... that's so fun and funny!

Ian H said...

What do you feed them? Steroids?

Stephen Hayes said...

These squirrels must think of you as a fast food outlet. Happy weekend!

parker said...

Bunch of little bushy tailed monkeys!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Naughty monster varmints.

waldlaeufer68 said...

and then treats eating a headstand and freely suspended .. all the little esteem have really kicks ass
regards Frank

Trollstubben foto said...

Food is good when a small body is hungry.
Have a nice evening.
Hugs from Karin

Robin Lamb said...

T, they have to be the best fed critters in Texas!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They make me laugh. They are quite the acrobates!

Marit Sønstebø said...

They are so hungry and cute :-)

Filip Demuinck said...

The best climbers in the world.

Greetings,
Filip

Nancy J said...

I think the " Bush Telegraph" has sent the message far and wide, Come over here, food galore, you just have to be an acrobat to get any. Super photos. Do the birds get angry and fly in fast? Cheers, Jean.

RedPat said...

They are such devils!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Wow Tex- They sure are very big squirrels ..
Do they ever go into your house!
They love that bird seed.
Animals are cleverer than we think
val

Melissa said...

It's amazing how smart and persistent they are!

Jocee said...

They are so determined and acrobatic, but also so cute.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
We can see ours do the very same all day long. From our bay window at breakfast time we see them plunder already...
Hugs,
Mariette

Terry and Linda said...

Sucking that stuff right out of there...just like it was candy!

✿♥ღLinda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Paula said...

Looks like they have taken up residence. Why not? They have all the comforts of home.

messymimi said...

They are amazing, but varmints nonetheless!

Michael Manning said...

I have a family relative in North Carolina and this scene is quite reminiscent of their backyard. Great photographs of busy squirrels who are tenacious! Have a good weekend!

Carola Bartz said...

That's too funny. Our squirrels do that as well, they are really acrobatic. I never understand how you can eat upside down!

Made by KKann said...

Cool guy - hanging upsidedown!!

Leovi said...

Good photos showing the beauty and exquisite detail of the vividness of these squirrels!

Kathy said...

I'll bet if they had a screwdriver they could dismantle one of those feeders! We actually saw a squirrel in our yard last week but he didn't hang around. Five months squirrel free and counting! Can you believe that?

LV said...

I have too many. They can be pest. Digging holes all in the yard.

Our photos said...

Smart animals. They will do anything to get food !

Randy said...

My favorite little acrobats.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Squirrels can be so acrobatic! Great close-ups!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Breathing vacuum cleaners:@)

Munir said...

They seem like they have an all you can eat deal with you here.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
Haha we had a lovely morning smile♡♡♡
I wonder if they have damaged your feeder before (or you might have posted).
Quite a show you showed us☆☆☆

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

MarkD60 said...

endless entertainment! do the birds ever fight for their food?

Dicky Bird said...

amazing how they can hang on.

Carole M. said...

maybe pesky, but you have to admit they are devious and achieve their means of survival. Who wouldn't want to eat from your feeders??

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I don't know how he was hanging on in that third photo! That poor feeder may never be the same.

Gert said...

Darn, they are cute!!

Red said...

I'd like to send you the rascal I have that eats from my feeders.

Birdman said...

Hahahahaha!
Saw a photo the other day. I was of a squirrel mounted on a wall like a white tail deer. I'm srill chuckling. Am I bad?

Snap said...

The squirrels really do put on a show for food. Too funny! Happy Critter Day!

Stewart M said...

These are great pictures - hope to be able to show my kids some squirrels later in the year.


Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Raggedy Creations said...

they sure are acrobatic

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Persistent critters, aren't they?

Stephanie said...

Naughty critters but oh so cute!

Christian Perrin said...

Squirrel-feeding, 'Mission Impossible' style! :)

Arija said...

Well, if you keep feeding them like that, they'll grow into bears!

Paul said...

Pretty healthy looking Squirrels you got there... Nice bunch of photos!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, TX squirrels are huge compared with the scrawny ones we have here in central Florida! No kidding you do have Bubba's. Must enjoy your hospitality. Ha! Have a tremendous Sunday tomorrow!

Brian King said...

haha! Silly rats! It's like a jungle gym!

Leslie aka the wayside wanderer said...

They look like they own the place! :D

KB Bear said...

Not only is he a monster, but he's a gymnast too!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That little determined-at-any-cost squirrel is a real acrobat! Cute photos!

Jo's World said...

Its PAYDAY when they stuff those cheeks and go home to Mom and the kids!

Jo and Stella

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Squirrels are amazing little critters!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

They are so sweet - love the little hand on the perch. I'm glad you would never harm them :) xo

d9215c9a-648d-11e3-ab4f-000bcdcb5194 said...

tolle Bilder :D
staune immer wie gelenkig diese Tiere sind

LG vom katerchen

rainfield61 said...

The more they eat, the more they look like birds.

They will evolve.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi T!
Lovely shots of the varmit. Our dogs noticed one yesterday in one of our oaks in the garden. Hope he stays.
Great Pictures of the Whistlers, seems they stay at your Place. THe blooms are very nice , what Lovely colour in the fields you have.'
We have very nice wheather almost summer temp about +20 C

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute little greedy monsters!

damian said...


Squirrels are just waiting for a chance to eat here :)

Greets,
damian

lindaakacraftygardener said...

I captured some vey similar photos of the squirrels yesterday.

Lynne said...

Let me get a grip with my hand on this rung right here . . .
They have it made at The Ranch . . .
Varmints they but fun to watch.

Anvilcloud said...

Your squirrels seem red. Ours are gray or black but seem to be the same species. Our red squirrels are smaller, faster, cheekier and are found in more forested areas.

Jeanne said...

hanging upside down with his feet gripping on to glass/plastic. Pretty agile arent they. It is a shame that they so enjoy stealing the bird food.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

They have mastered the art of emptying those feeders!

Fireblossom said...

Looks like there IS such a thing as a free lunch!

barbara l. hale said...

What can I say?? The North American Tree Rat is an amazing creature.

Rita said...

It's amazing that they can get a toehold on what seems like nothing at all. ;)

Alica said...

They are so comical...the rascals!

Catherine said...

Such entertaining little guys!
xo Catherine

Linda said...

You feed them well!

Gail Dixon said...

Dangit, why do they have to be so cute? They are relentless little devils.

Hilary said...

Ah you know I love the little brats.

Eva Ason said...

They're everywhere aren't they? Great shots

edenhills said...

I really don't know where all of my squirrels have gone. I haven't seen any in quite a while, so I'm really enjoying yours.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Clever little rascals!

~Lindy

Helma said...


I find that so amazing that squirrels. I want all days long shooting squirrels but I can never find them. That's why I so enjoy these photos :-)

bon bon said...

odd they never made a 70's b-movie of giant squirrels terrorizing buildings. they would fit the part.

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