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What Are Squirrels Like?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by NixNoodleNumbat, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Australia
    I have always wondered. Are they annoying? Do they make any noises? I'm from Australia and we don't have them here.
     
  2. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the squirrel. Greys are probably the noisiest, but I really like them. Most people usually mistake their chatter for the call of a small bird.
     
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Rat with good publicity.
     
  4. Forrest_Flock

    Forrest_Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    You have to watch out one doesn't come flying down at you from up high in a tree

    or at least drop a nut down on you from high up in a tree
     
  5. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Quote:The little red squirrels around here are MUCH noisier than the grey squirrels! They chatter like crazy in the trees, sounds like we're getting attacked by locusts or something.
     
  6. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Squirrels are tasty.

    They are cute but they can also cause a lot of damage if they get into your attic or on your electric poles
     
  7. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Damaging for sure. And they will clean out a bird feeder, the little thieving rats. Nothing like using a .22 and pinging a squirrel off a feeder to cook for supper, though...
     
  8. ruffedgrouse

    ruffedgrouse Out Of The Brooder

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    If you keep your car parked outside beware of squirrels inside the engine. lol
     
  9. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am the recipient of most of the wildlife centre's squirrel releases and couldn't be happier. Some vanish instantly into the woods, never to be seen again, while others linger for a month or two. They greet me in the morning patiently waiting for their peanuts/apples/sunflower seeds etc. and apart from having entry holes in a few birdhouses enlarged from their chewing, luckily have never had any damage done. Also have a colony of red squirrels that will put the run to the black and grey ones anyday!!
     
  10. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Imagine your brushies, but diurnal. They don't eat plants but will empty out bird feeders, and some go after fruits or veggies. They are much more hyper than your brushies, and dart about very quickly...like they had too much caffeine.
     

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