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A little trip through life

Come and take a little trip with me - through my life and with a few other people as well.....You can listen to the music if you don't like the photos....!
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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Squirrels and other beasties........(German "marder")

ALL ABOUT SQUIRRELS: Article on What Do Squirrels Eat? http://www.about-squirrels.com/what-do-squirrels-eat.html
Now, these little grey things are in multitudes here, and just about everybody knows they are/were responsible for the near extinction of its' European brother, the red squirrel.ALL ABOUT SQUIRRELS Website: Red Squirrel Article http://www.about-squirrels.com/red-squirrels.html
The only reason I interest myself in them (because they are not edible so far as I am aware although try this US Lady's point of view: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/01/22/why-eat-squirrel-really/)
and this one from ENGLAND..... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086571/Anyone-grey-squirrel-pie-Victorian-delicacy-enjoys-revival-bid-save-red-cousins-extinction.html ) is because there are many that come into the garden, and right now, in spring, I wondered what they ate!
Amazing the range of stuff they pack into their little stomachs! Wonder if they ask for a doggy bag......?
From my perod of living in Upper Bavaria, Germany, I had quite a few encounters with weasels - a particular pain because they eat the cables under the hood/bonnet of your car!   When I've finished there won't be a lot left, you'll be late for work/ski slopes, but there are things that will put me off  some electronic, some chemical, all effective but expensive - less so than the garage repair  Nothing nicer than digging your car out of 8 - 10 feet of snow, just to see the little vicious thing disappear and your car giving no sign at all of life! AND they are vicious........;

Here is a quiz to find out just to what point....!
http://theoatmeal.com/quiz/weasels




so - off you go.......and if you come face to face with a weasel - just leave it alone!
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