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They are getting so fat!

I feed near a tree out in front of the house every day. From the looks of these guys, I'm going to have to build a squirrel-gym so they can start working out.

Yep, they are getting just a bit chunky. There are only a few out there this morning, but iI get upwards of a dozen out there in the afternoon when I put fresh corn and bird seed out.

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My cat Louie loves to sit at the front window and watch them. I know he's thinking to himself "Lunch!"

And you know...I could make one heck of a big pot of chowder if I had a mind to...but I'd rather just enjoy watching them frisking about in the yard. Unfortunately, I don't get any of the albino squirrels here in my yard that our town is famous for. Haven't seen any of them in the yard for a few years, although a neighbor down the block has a pair that frequent his feeder.

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PineMartens wrote on January 5, 2015, 11:01 AM

It's a shame Grey Squirrels are an invasive species in my country and there are plans for a cull. I hope the Red Squirrels manage to make a comeback and they can both stay :)

inkedwriter wrote on January 5, 2015, 11:01 AM

Those are definitely some big old squirrels. Those could keep your cat fed for

TheLambLiesDown wrote on January 5, 2015, 11:08 AM

We've got grey, brown, red (fox), white, and black squirrels all within the area I live in.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 5, 2015, 11:48 AM

We only have red squirrels where I live in Spain, and they donĀ“t seem to eat anything other than their natural food of pine cones, yours look very rotund, maybe you should cut down on the corn.

bann46 wrote on January 5, 2015, 12:18 PM

I love watching the squirrels. There havebeen more than usual this time of year

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 5, 2015, 1:00 PM

I do not like the squirells close to my house as they can sometimes be destructive. But I do enjoy watching them run and play.

TheLambLiesDown wrote on January 5, 2015, 1:15 PM

I live in an area with LOTS of trees, so they don't bother trying to get into my attic or anything like that

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 5, 2015, 2:26 PM

Thats good I have had them in the house before. Most around me stay in the back where the trees are.

Janey1966 wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:42 PM

Absolutely adorable. Grey squirrels get a bad press over here because they are more successful than our native Reds, blah-de-blah. I don't care what colour they are..ALL of them are there! Have you got names for your little furry friends yet? I guess it would help if you knew what sex they are. I watch two Greys in a wooden nest on a webcam (usually at night when they use it to sleep) and Mum has at least one burying nuts in her garden. She finds them in plant pots sometimes. I reckon your squirrels are all filled out with their fur..bit like cats during the winter. That would be a good excuse to carry on feeding them anyway!