B-day treats for the squirrels

In honor of the last day of Koynezaa, all my squirrels get an extra ration of peanuts today. I’ve taught most of them to take the nuts from my hand, though there are still a few shy ones out there. But here’s the usual regimen:

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For an article on me and my squirrels in the U of C magazine, go here.

More solipsism: reader Su produced this awesome announcement of today’s festivities”

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6 Comments

  1. Christopher Bonds
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Happy birthday Koynezaa!

  2. alexandra Moffat
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    when you think of it, peanuts are ground nuts and walnuts, pecans etc are tree nuts so their preference makes sense. For me, too, tree nuts are way better.
    Happy New Year, rodents, felines, canines and most humans

    • Posted December 31, 2016 at 6:11 am | Permalink

      “Peanuts are ground nuts and walnuts, pecans etc are tree nuts so their preference makes sense.”

      Like humans preferring meat to fish.

  3. barn owl
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Last time I was out at the ranch where I board my horse (and where Barn Cat lives), there was a windfall of pecans to collect. Most of them were too small for humans to enjoy (too much work for a small reward), but they were perfect for the squirrels that visit my backyard. There are very few pecan trees in my neighborhood, and the “imported” nuts disappeared quickly! Lots of pecans remaining for the squirrels out at the ranch, with at least a dozen mature trees near the barns.

    Happy birthday PCC(E)!

  4. Diana MacPherson
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Nice one Su! And what a sweet squirrel!

  5. Posted December 31, 2016 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    The linked article is good and well illustrated.


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