Friday, 24 October 2008

The Thief

We think its this furry little rascal that has eaten all but one of our figs! you can see the little teeth marks on the solitary one that is left.. but he does give us loads of entertainment so we will forgive him this year and next year they will be covered with a fleece as soon as they start to form.

We have watched him this morning and honestly we felt exhausted for him, he was up and down off our bird table about 20 times and then digging up the plants in my flower beds to make room for his nuts... he scurried around all morning and we having done the shopping sat and watched him from our conservatory drinking endless coffee and eating jaffa cakes! A very pleasant morning!


Hazel said...

What a sweet little chap! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! xx

Peggy said...

We have several that are so brave as to eat grain with the goats and chickens while I am right there feeding. I love watching them! Thanks for visiting my blog. I have really enjoyed reading yours and will be back

BilboWaggins said...

Not just a thief but a damn tree rat! Sorry Chris, but as we still have red squirrel where I live I have grown to hate the greys. I fear in my lifetime the native red squirrel here will be driven out by the imported greys who don't belong in the UK.

When we lived in Hampshire I used to refuse to put peanuts out for the birds if grey squirrel were around and my Husband would get so upset. Now he watches reds from his office window every day his thinking has changed!