Do your squirrels eat cat food?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chicken.Lytle, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Squirrels will eat just about anything. Unfortunately, that includes eggs from out of the coop and expensive bulbs from out of the garden. I even caught a red squirrel eating a frog that had gotten squashed in my driveway. [​IMG] The squirrel lost it to the chickens when they figured out what he was eating, though. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Squirrels are very opportunistic feeders. Cat, dog, chicken, horse, cattle feed they'll eat it all. The tomatoes out of your garden, the fruit off your trees, and many other things. They're just bushy tailed rats after all.
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    I've seen them chase cats from the food bowl!
  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    Yes they eat anything. Even ate my pond pellets this year. They really started packing in september and October not a good sign. Bad winter! Told my DH that he laughed when the temps were warm. Now we are having January weather Low getting into the single digits. Not typical here. What happened to global warming? [​IMG] My dad taught me to watch for signs of a bad winter. One was the squirrels. If the start packing (stocking up) early means cold snowy winter. So far not much snow yet but really cold.
  6. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sheesh! Got a second one today with the rest of the cat food.
  7. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    They even eat birds.

  8. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Squirrels are vermin and I treat them as such.

    They did not eat my birds so far but they destroyed my whole peach and nectarine crop one of those years, so I declared war on them.

    Now I can enjoy my peaches and nectarines.
  9. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Squirrels are Rats with bushy tails. They eat anything a Rat will.
  10. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    I've shot about 20 in the last couple of months from my back porch.

    I feel like I get revenge when I fry them up with some gravy on the side

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