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August 14th, 2009


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10:56 pm - Uh oh Cat TV
Earlier today I put some tortilla chips out on the squirrel feeder we've got on the front balcony for His Nibs' amusement. It's a little green plastic bowl twist-tied to a plant rack. Every now and then we put out some stale food out for the squirrels and they come by and Abbie watches the latest episode of Squirrels Eating.

Except now I see that not only did the squirrels eat all the tortilla chips, they broke off and took away half the bowl, too.


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From:argentla
Date:August 15th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
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Perhaps they think the bowl has the magical power of Summon Tortilla Chips. They didn't want to remove the bowl completely, because it might need to be in that spot for the magic to work, but they wanted to see if they could make the spell function in the privacy of their own nest.

You've created a squirrely cargo cult...
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From:tyopsqueene
Date:August 15th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
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This is exactly what I thought. Except I figured the squirrels were smart, and would assume that dumb human would fill the bowl wherever it was.
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From:spwebdesign
Date:August 15th, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)
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They needed something to put the salsa in, clearly.
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From:alphacygni
Date:August 15th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
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Our next-door neighbors have a bird feeder. 'Nuff said.
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From:del_the_psycho
Date:August 15th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
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I laughed so loud at this. Because all I could imagine were squirrels going, "CHIPS!!! D8" and going into a tortilla-fueled frenzy and devouring half of the bowl in their joy. Or breaking it off and carrying it away like a bunch of soccer hooligans.
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From:p_x_l
Date:August 15th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
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Ours have eaten through TWO trash cans now.

At first, naturally, we assumed it was a raccoon or a possum or something. Nope. A squirrel. We've watched him do it now.

Tod's been slathering it with hot sauce, which seems to do the trick.
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From:coffeebeanben
Date:August 16th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
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WHERE IS EL GUAPO WHEN WE NEED HIM
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