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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:19 PM
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Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!
When : Always January 21st

Squirrel Appreciation Day is an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate your tree climbing, nut gathering neighborhood squirrels. It's held in mid-winter when food sources are scarce for squirrels and other wildlife. Sure, squirrels spent all fall gathering and "squirreling " away food. But, their supplies may not be enough. And, the variety of food is limited. So, give them an extra special treat today to supplement their winter diets.

Not everyone likes squirrels. While they are fun to watch skirting around the yard and trees, they are aggressive at bird feeders. Squirrels tip almost any bird feeder and spill the seeds in search of the particular seeds they want. In the fall, they attack pumpkins on front porches in search of the seeds inside. For gardeners they dig up and steal flower bulbs, and may eat some of the veggies in your garden.

When you think about it, mid winter is the best time to appreciate squirrels. In the winter they provide a little entertainment. During other times of the year, you may look at them as a pest in the flower and vegetable gardens.

According to Christy Hargrove, the founder, "Celebration of the event itself is up to the individual or group -- anything from putting out extra food for the squirrels to learning something new about the species."

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/January/squ...



A patron of my squirrel peanut feeder enjoys his day

mikey_the_rat
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:30 PM
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1. I haven't feed my critters in a while. Thanks for the reminder. n/t
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:39 PM
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2. They get NOTHING until each of them demonstrates an ability to water ski.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:39 PM
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3. Ya just gotta love those rodents!
:D
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:03 PM
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5. Unless they chew their way through the house siding
and make a nest inside your walls and then chew OUT of those walls so that they run around in your bedroom..oh yeah and have the baby squirrels scare the shit out of one's neurotic dog..(this is my mothers experience).
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:16 PM
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7. Yikes.
...but I bet the babies were cute as buttons. :yoiks:
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:17 PM
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8. eveytime my mother sees a squirrel in the backyard
She tells the neurotic dog to go bark at it! (like he will scare them away... :crazy:)
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:38 PM
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4. I have been watching mine bulk up their nests! So cute!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:13 PM
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6. He would have gotten away with it, if not for those meddling kids!
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Mugu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:53 PM
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9. I really enjoy my Cob-a-whirl (or Twirl-a-squirrel.)
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