Monday, 7 January 2013

Cheeky Hazel Nut Gobbler

Well I never learn do I. We get quite a few squirrels in the garden from time to time, usually they are on my mums peanut bird feeders causing havoc. As it was the Christmas period I'd treated myself to some hazel nuts intending to make some nut toffee. Alas I spied Mr squirrel on the lawn and decided to open the top window and throw him a nut, to my surprise he did not run off but looked me in the eye. When the nut was thrown he picked it up and scampered off, but not for long. After a few minutes he was back, looking expectantly at the little window. I guess squirrels are not blessed with patience, they get what they want when they want it. Not content with waiting for his nutty nosh he's taken to climbing on the window sill to alert us to his presence.  Needless to say the bag of hazel nuts is empty, buried no doubt in the damp earth. Phil sent me to the pet shop for some supplies of monkey nuts and peanuts...not that they will last last long.


  1. I have a bunch of squirrels by my house that are crazy busy all day long.

  2. HI Debs...Hold one on your hand and see if he comes for it lol! They are quick learners to quick in fact !! Now you have a friend for life!
    I heard one running along the frozen ice in the gutter on the house this morning ..little buggers are trying to get in the house attic! grrr!
    Cute video though, you can feed them..I try not to ! LOL
    Grace ♥

  3. We had one doing this at our patio window a few years ago. It kept pressing it's nose to the glass. Recently too we had a close encounter of a friendly kind with a squirrel at Clumber Park. I popped the video in a post called an interlude in December on my blog.

  4. They soon learn where food's on offer. I know squirrels can be pests, but they're so cute that I can't resist them.