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    Pixie loves squirrels. When we lived in Indiana she would race from window to window watching the squirrels. Mom used to feed them right outside the dining room and when I was getting the house ready to sell I had to vacuum off a ton of black fur from the drapes. I did this picture one year for Mom called "Pixie's Squirrels."

    Pixie's Squirrels

    "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde

    by michelewln on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 08:43:46 AM PST

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    •  Squirrels are smarter than I thought. (3+ / 0-)
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      SchuyH, michelewln, Parthenia

      At Christmas, I was give about 25 pounds of dry corn... don't know where it came from, but the suggestion was made that the squirrels might like it.  Since I feed the squirrels whole peanuts, they are used to coming to my yard.  I put out a flat dish filled with corn kernels, and waited.  Pretty soon both a gray squirrel and a tan (red?) squirrel came to investigate.  First they ate the entire kernel, but soon, I found that they only ate the "germ" of the corn---the center of each kernel, leaving the starchy part on the deck.  Didn't know there were squirrel nutritionists.  Bon appetit!  

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