Thursday, August 27, 2009

Of course you know, this means war.

I was standing at the back door this afternoon, watching some much needed rain fall, when I noticed something funny about my patio bench cover. I went out to check it when I emptied the rain gauge after dinner.A closer look: And:And:
More squirrel depredation. Why, oh why, would they want to chew up my patio furniture covers? Now I'll have to try to patch the chewed edges and replace the ties.

I'll add it to their tab: two bird feeders destroyed this summer, a handful of tomatoes filched, and a flat of marigolds dug up and killed. Not to mention the pounds and pounds of birdseed they steal and the holes they dig all over the lawn.

The swath of destruction continues.


Bridget said...

Two words:

Pellet gun.

The Calico Quilter said...

Bridget, I've even got the air gun and the pointy pellets, but I just can't make myself do it. They're cute, dang it.

Tanya said...

Those of us who don't have squirrels find them so cute. My daughter's homestay father was SHOOTING them and I had to ask him to desist (in his own yard! The nerve of me!) because if my daughter had seen that she would have got on the next plane back to Japan!

Elaine Adair said...

We finally gave up on feeding the birds, because the squirrels became so demanding, hanging on the screen door, wanting us to feed them, or wanting to come IN THE HOUSE! No telling what else they may have damaged that we don't know about!

I miss feeding the birds. 8-( So sorry to see the damage you have to replace or fix. Dang it! Pesky little critters, and they DO rob nests and eggs! The rascals