Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's...............................



SUPER SQUIRREL!!! The other morning I looked out the window and saw this gigantic, supersized squirrel sitting on the fence. My first thought was someone's exotic animal had escaped. This is the biggest squirrel I have ever seen. My hubbie and I couldn't figure out what the white was on his face. I pulled out the binoculars and discovered it was just white/gray hair. Maybe he's grandpa of the woods.

We've lived here going on 3 years and this is the first time we have ever seen him.We decided to watch him for a few minutes. Knowing squirrels, we figured some free entertainment was coming up and sure enough. Isn't amazing how they can just shimmy up a tiny metal pole with no problem. Can't you just hear his thoughts? "H'mm I wonder what's in here? Let me see if I can get a closer look."I'd say he got a real close up view. Unfortunately for him our bird feeder is spring loaded. Everytime something heavy gets on it, it pulls the little covering down over the holes.

In the end he gave up and went on to check out the neighbors feeders. He was lots of fun to watch.

37 comments:

Dorothy said...

Susie, you got some good pictures of the squirrels antics! They are so funny and entertaining to watch!

Leedra said...

If he had better luck at their feeders you won't ever see him again. Good you got photos, cause he now knows he can't get anything out of yours.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Susie, When I first saw that Squirrel, I thought it was a monkey!!!! ha ha ... He is a big one!!!!!

I need to buy that feeder --to keep the squirrels out of our bird food.

We have so much trouble with squirrels now... We didn't last year since the bluejays were chasing them away. This year, our jays just ignore them!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Jacquie said...

My first thought, when I read your title, was that it had something to do with Becky! Ha! Then when I saw the picture, I thought it was a CAT. That's one fine squirrel.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Loved seeing all that activity! He's a huge one and you got some great shots. We have a marsh mongoose coming pretty regularly but I haven't managed a shot yet!!

Mildred said...

To be "Grandpa of the Woods" he sure is spry!!!! What a super sized squirrel!

Darla said...

Great captures Susie. I think big is an understatement and hope he doesn't head to Florida.

Becky said...

Oh Sis, those pictures of grandpa squirrel trying to eat out of the birdfeeder are priceless. HE definitely put a show on for y'all!

NatureStop said...

You got some nice pics of the squirrel.He seemed very busy exploring the place:)

Jen said...

He's definitley not the runt of the family.
you should set some nuts or corn out for him since your feeder is squirrel proof-I'd like to see him again. ;)

Jean said...

Morning...I have 2 of those feeders and my intelligent squirrels learned to bend the leaves that cover the holes and get the seed out. Now it does take them longer but trust me they dont give up. I live on a wooded hill so I have my share of squirrels. Dont think I have seen one with white on his nose!

Roses and Lilacs said...

He is an odd looking squirrel. I've never seen a white blaze on one and his tail and back legs look different.
Marnie

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

He is huge! Glad he wasn't able to figure your feeder out, I'm sure he would've emptied it.

Dirt Princess said...

Susie...he is no plain ol squirrell. He is a fox squirrel...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Squirrel

Meadowview Thymes said...

I thought it was something else at first! I can't believe that is a squirel. Guess he's been eating his Wheeties! :)

George said...

That has to be the biggest squirrel I've seen. I wonder if he'll be back to try a new strategy on that feeder?

jen said...

Cute photos Susie!! Those squirells are cute but they drive me batty sometimes!!

Jen

Beth said...

That's the biggest squirrel I have ever seen!! My Sasha would go nuts after seeing that!

I just love the photo on your hreader Susie. Rudbekia, right?!?? It's stunning ...

Rose said...

Thanks for the entertainment this morning, Susie! Such funny creatures:) A spring-loaded bird feeder? Now that is something I will have to look in to.

Lanny said...

Yay it worked today! (Yesterday I couldn't comment, for the life of me I tried)

Isn't watching the antics of those fellows just too much fun. It is a good thing that we don't have to pay admission for the better things in life! Well unless you count the cost of your fancy bird feeder that made him a little crazy!

deedee said...

So glad you had the camera ready to take pictures of this unique looking squirrel. Did you get any strawberries from your plant?

tina said...

He looks like a cat he is so big so I hope the cats in the neighborhood are watching out! Cute little buggers if they weren't so destructive.

Love your header photo. Your blog theme is most lovely.

Terri said...

That is one big squirrel! I've been thinking of putting a corn feeder out for the squirrels here because they are so entertaining. We don't have any giant white-faced ones, though!

beckie said...

Susie, I think they must be part acrobats. They can stretch and bend in ways I couldn't dream of! They are such fun to watch. Great photos. :)

TC said...

Holy squirrel nuts Batman!! That's one whopper of a sciurid!! ;~P

KathyB. said...

I thought it was a monkey too when I first saw the picture...are you sure he is a squirrel? I have never seen one that big! Good thing you got pictures to prove he really is a whopper!

Rosey Pollen said...

Whatta little chub. Funny photos!
Rosey

marmee said...

wow that is a gigantic squirrel...i had to click on it to see him closer. that is so funny. it is strange you have never seen him...who knows now if you will have him for a regular visitor.

Susie said...

Deedee, my strawberries didn't produce. The ones in the ground are blooming some. I think the heat we have experienced did something to them.

perennialgardener said...

He must be the granddaddy of them all! Wow he is pretty limber for an oldtimer, lol. ;)

Ashley ~ said...

SO hilarious, and cute*!!! You have a new little friend. Keep the camera handy, you never know when he will be back and another Kodak moment will be ready to be made.
(((hugs))) _Ashley*

Miss Sandy said...

It's Super Squirrel! I love how you captured his action, too cute. Thank you for dropping in for a visit and for your sweet comment on my studio. Whether you know it or not you are creative, your chosen studio is the great out of doors and your medium is the natural materials of the earth. Your green thumb is a gift and you use it well!

Anna Colleen said...

I wish he would come here, but that is so cool that he came to your house, you got petty cool shots of him. I really like the one where he's swinging.

Milah said...

Those are some great shots! Very entertaining indeed!

Di said...

Susie, the squirrel is a crack-up. I'm lol at its maneuverability. Last summer we kept seeing all these partially eaten apples until finally we saw a squirrel attempting to carry one of the apples... they were just too large to carry off.

Deb said...

Super Squirrel....great photos...

The Japanese Redneck said...

Great pictures. Those guys are amazing.
Ramona