Tuesday, March 04, 2008


This squirrel is a little desperate. It has several things working against its mission: (1) We bought a squirrel-proof bird feeder. As soon as the squirrel's weight is applied to the feeding bar, a triggered response is supposed to prohibit any seed from leaving the bird feeder. (2) When we realized that the squirrel was smarter than the squirrel-proof feeder, we decided to line the post with metal, thinking that it would be slippery and cause the squirrel to fall. (3) Whenever we see the squirrel, we open the porch door and yell outside (actually, I will exclude myself from the "we" because I empathize with the squirrel).

Apparently hunger is a powerful driving force because the squirrel has not yet been deterred. What persistence. Sometimes I want to be more like the hungry squirrel.