Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Four Musketeers ...

I couldn't believe my eyes yesterday when I looked out the breakfast room window and saw, not one, not two, not three, but FOUR rats with tails eating at the bird feeders with reckless abandon.

Can you hang upside down by your toenails and eat? He can!
Those little claws are clenched around the tiniest of ledges around this feeder, but Mr. Bushy Tail doesn't seem to mind.
This is a big ceramic tea cup and Weasel-lips here has squished his plump little body right down in it so he can root around in the seeds until he's about to burst. And the little roof will keep him dry if it rains!

(Not much chance of that around here!)

And here's the panoramic view of most of the feeders (there are a few others that won't fit into the shot). But these are the ones that get the most traffic and make the dogs go nuts ~~ jumping up on the breakfast room windowsill to get just a little closer at those varmits.

Maybe instead of participating in bird watch day, I should make up a squirrel watch day where nature lovers count these critters instead!