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9 June 2021

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  • philgyford’s avatar

    Now I’ve seen a mouse climb the tree and along a branch to the peanut feeder, extract a peanut, and run back down again. Twice. Mammals are terrible.

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    @tomskitomski Even as the sole, occasional, meat eater, that does not sound appealing.

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    @jamesking Oh no, we moved to Herefordshire at the beginning of last year. Mind you, I’ve seen squirrels running along the Barbican’s balconies several floors above the podium level, so they do get everywhere.

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    They haven’t yet worked out how to get the peanuts. It’s a shame. Now all the birds must suffer. The little ones who fed on it, the blackbirds, pheasants and partridges that looked for the dropped seeds. Well, they should have chased the squirrels off instead of leaving it to me.

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    I took an executive decision and removed the seed feeder that the squirrels were so keen on, leaving only the “squirrel proof” peanut feeder. They look confused, repeatedly scampering to the branches where the big tower of seeds lived, looking around for it.

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    @ianbetteridge Only just seen this, sorry. I assume it’s gone now. Obviously I’d have been straight over otherwise!