Those ground squirrels are a pain in the neck, but you have to admire them. Yesterday I looked out of the window to see a squirrel’s head poking out of the garbage can. A metal garbage can, sitting nowhere near any bushes or anything it could have jumped from. I thought there might be a hole in the bottom, but no, there isn’t. How did it do that?
Then today, I walked past the front of the garage and noted a strand of string across the walk. Taking a closer look, I realized it wasn’t string, but yarn that I had stored in the garage. (Luckily, not expensive yarn.) It was pulled under the garage door, and stretched to a squirrel hole under the concrete. Obviously a squirrel had decided that it had discovered a bonanza of nice soft nesting material — but how did it get it under the door? There’s about half an inch of clearance.
While interesting, the above is not a pretty picture. Here’s some Wal-Mart petunias I bought today to make up for it.
Yellow and lilac petunias, and blue lobelia; a good combination.
I’m just glad squirrels don’t like petunias.