Reader’s bird feeder attacked by parkouring squirrel

Reader Lee Eberly from Iowa City sent a video of a most enterprising squirrel. His notes:

Gotta love ’em!  Had not anticipated that when I installed the handrail. Sorry about the quality.  Shot with iphone through plastic and window.

The video, posted on Susan Eberly’s YouTube feed, came with this description:

Did you know that squirrels will try over and over to reach your bird feeders? Not just one, not just tens of tries, but hundreds. And, like our favorite gray marauder, eventually they succeed. PS – Yes, “squirrelly” does have two rrs, and two lls (I looked it up).

10 Comments

  1. CAS
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Now I know another place not to hang a bird feeder!

  2. Posted November 18, 2018 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Even better at 1/4 speed!

    • rickflick
      Posted November 18, 2018 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

      yer right.

  3. Posted November 18, 2018 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Quality is very good!

  4. Charles
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Love the way he timed for the swing.

  5. Ken Kukec
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    “Parkour” — cool word, that.

    • boggy
      Posted November 19, 2018 at 1:20 am | Permalink

      Should be spelt ‘parcour’ if same as in French.

      • Pierluigi Ballabeni
        Posted November 19, 2018 at 6:05 am | Permalink

        As a sport discipline parkour is spelled with k in French too (otherwise it would be parcours with a final s). At least in Europe. I do not know about Québec, where they tend to be more purist.

        • boggy
          Posted November 19, 2018 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

          Thanks for that, I had no idea there was a sport called parkour.

          • infiniteimprobabilit
            Posted November 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

            It consists of running, jumping and leaping over things, usually bits of buildings.

            There’s quite a good video on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX7QNWEGcNI

            (well, I expect there are many videos of it on Youboob, including the ‘Fail’ videos where it goes horribly worng)

            cr


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