I was watching for squirrels at the bird feeder…the birds were just going crazy over the peanuts..and it didn’t take long for the blue jays to arrive. They were zooming in and out..making their peanut selections and flying triumphantly away with them. One blue jay flew up and landed on the bowl…and I was dumb-founded…I don’t know why I waited so long to fire off a shot..but it was CARRYING A PEANUT IN IT’S BEAK!!!!….It was RETURNING the peanut!!!!!!!’ I have never seen this, EVER!!!!
In the pictures you will see the blue jay after it has just arrived.. with the peanut in its beak….that’s the apparently defective peanut…in the next image you will see a peanut on the far side of the feeder placed standing up against the edge of the bowl, that is the sad, rejected peanut…Next image… The blue jay has the newly selected peanut in it’s beak!
This just has to be a first…Who do I contact to report this phenomenon?
FIRST YOU SMELL THE PEANUT….EVERYONE KNOWS THAT YOU SMELL THE PEANUT TO SEE IF IT’S RIPE….
SECOND STEP..YOU SAMPLE JUST A SMALL TASTE….THAT’S NOT A “SMALL TASTE” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT?????? I THOUGHT WE WERE STILL TALKING ABOUT THE OLYMPICS….THIS IS MY OLYMPIC SPORT….WHAT DO I CARE ABOUT HOW TO
EAT A PEANUT?…..YOU JUST STUFF IT IN YOUR FACE AND WHAT HAPPENS, HAPPENS.
Alright…now I’m just offended….
I thought feeding the squirrels was a harmless pastime…after all…they’re so sweet,
so cuddly looking, so timid.
I was reading a book today, and heard a HUGE thud against the door right in front of me.
I couldn’t imagine what had hit the door that hard…enter….NINJA SQUIRREL.
This crazy squirrel had hurled himself, yes, I said “HURLED” himself against the door and
was standing looking in at me!!!!
Long story short….he was out of peanuts and he wanted an explanation. I would have given him one,
but I was too busy hiding behind a chair. Did you get a look at those feet????
No way was I going to politely open the door and explain that I regretfully had not been aware
of the peanut shortage….I could see in his eyes that all he wanted to do was get a fistful of my
hair and do a little ninja style justice on my face.
I’m sleeping with one eye open tonight..we actually had a squirrel come down the chimney once,
looking for food….I’m taking no chances…I’m leaving a jar of peanut butter beside the bed.
I don’t know why…but it’s going to be there just in case.
I’ve discovered lately, much to my surprise, that I am a lot more
determined when it comes to accomplishing goals than I have ever
been. Watching this crazy little chipmunk face down a much larger
squirrel, I marveled at it’s courage and determination. There were
several false starts and attempts to get at the peanuts…but the
squirrel was blocking the way…finally, the chipmunk just went for it.
One GIANT leap, and it landed right in front of the squirrel!
Don’t worry, it wasn’t hurt, the squirrel was just trying to scare it off.
Within a few seconds, the chipmunk was back and got the peanut it
needed. How do you approach obstacles in your life? Have you got
that “never say die” attitude, or can the peanut wait for another day?
In case you were wondering…I didn’t speed this up…this is how fast they
Can you feel it????? Do you hear it in the whisper of the wind? I’m surprised
that you can’t, I’ve been out in my backyard bellowing for the little bald-headed
squirrel everyday..can’t understand why he hasn’t shown up…BUT NEW DEVELOPMENTS!
TODAY …… I have brought in an EXPERT !!!!!!!
He should arrive in just a few short hours and I KNOW that we will soon have our
CORONATION!! Everything is READY!! Next week,,and I’m talking EARLY next week,
get your chairs ready again….be ready to set the phones to vibrate…call your
friends and neighbors and have pizza beforehand…you know,,,this is just
like the superbowl…IT’S THE SUPER SQUIRREL-O-MENTARY!!!!!!
If any of you can still find them in your closets, go get out your squirrel ear hats,
your peanut hats and vests,,(see previous post). If you do not have any, trust me,
a bag of peanuts a glue gun and any shirt and hat that you have handy will work
just fine. I need committed, vocal, extroverted fan support….It would be awesome if
you could post pictures of yourself and your guests on your post..Then you
could come here and provide us all with the link!! Ooooooohhhhh,,,If you know
of a better, more efficient way to do this, let me know!
If this is to become a world-wide event..(and apparently it is already), then we all need to do our
part…spread the word…sell those peanut t-shirts, share your candy, cinnamon rolls,
tootsie rolls, and the resulting fat rolls with the WHOLE WORLD. Actually, I wouldn’t share
too much, visually, of the fat rolls….we’re trying to keep this a “Classy” event.
Yes I know, your living rooms or whatever room contains your computer could become too crowded
with anxious, gum chewing, popcorn munching, chocolate crazed fans…but is this too
high a price to pay for a LIFE-CHANGING event? I think not…you can always get the
furniture and carpet cleaned. As long as you keep it to a one drink minimum, how
much damage could your home really suffer?
Now we’re the Squirrel-o-mentary team right? So I just want to say thank you ahead of
time, to all of you fabulous team players out there. I may become too famous later and
I won’t remember your names…so THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU,!!!!!
NOW GO OUT THERE AND STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES…PUT YOUR UNWILLING NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS
ON SPEED-DIAL SO THAT YOU CAN KEEP THEM UP-DATED…. GO TEAM!!!!!!!