A bad squirrel; and Gus lagniappe

Reader Chris sent us this amusing anecdote of domestic food thieving.

The dominant squirrel got impatient and gnawed his way into the feeder:

So I got out the tinsnips and an old tin can:

I see I’m not much of a tinsmith as yet, but I guess I am an example of an animal learning tool usage because of another animal….

Score: Human 1 Squirrel 0 (so far).

And a bonus Gus photo. Someone knows how to live life for comfort.


  1. Posted March 19, 2017 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Gus is such a handsome cat!

  2. Posted March 19, 2017 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Great deceptive coloration on Gus.

    • rickflick
      Posted March 19, 2017 at 10:43 am | Permalink

      I can’t wait ’till spring. He chameleons to a floral pattern.

  3. ajlowry
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Hey, squirrels gotta eat too. Won’t anyone think of the squirrels?

  4. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Great. Now it has what it needs to make a shiv.

  5. HaggisForBrains
    Posted March 20, 2017 at 6:13 am | Permalink


  6. Susan Passow
    Posted March 21, 2017 at 2:54 am | Permalink

    Gus, my life will not be complete until I get to kiss that little round white head of yours many, many times!

    • Taskin
      Posted March 21, 2017 at 10:12 am | Permalink

      Gus sends you his very warm regards! 🙂

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