At the end of March, I came home one beautiful, warm morning. I put fresh birdseed out, and the squirrels arrived in droves! Had I been thinking, I would have taken some video of the action, but I didn't. Anyway, it was a real blood bath (truly - you'll see!) between them all to see who would take ownership of the feeder. I think I took 58 photos all together! Here I have a few in rapid succession of the most violent of the "discussions"! (And, for those of you who know red squirrels, you can IMAGINE how loud the chattering was!)
First Photo: Brave Squirrel says, "Watch out! I'm comin' in!"
Second Photo: "Think again, buddy boy!" (There are three squirrels in that knot if you enlarge the picture and look closely.)
Third Photo: "I'll . . . (grunt) . . . get . . . (slap, scratch) . . . you!"
(Oh, how I wish this one had been properly focused!)
Fourth Photo: The defeated surrenders to the victorious.
Fifth Photo: Evidence of a battle.