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My Friend The Squirrel Is Wrecking The Garden

Over the winter we all know it was warmer than usual, so many of us spent more time outside. I know I did. While I was hanging out on my front porch, I met an adorable little squirrel. I figured it was winter and he must be hungry, so I’d throw him some nuts every once in a while.

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Before long, every time I came outside, he paid me a little visit. He’d creep up, stay about 10 feet away and stand up on his back legs waiting for a treat. Adorable! As the weather got a little warmer and I started doing some yard work, guess who showed up for a visit? I talked to some neighbors who said the little guy stpos by to say hi at their house, too.

Now, I’ve planted flowers throughout the backward, and each day I’ve noticed one or two flowers uprooted and wondered who was doing that, until I saw my little buddy elbow deep in my impatiens.

How can I get mad at him? I fed him, made friends with him and now he thinks I have an all-you-can-eat buffet in my backyard.  I want him to stop, but I don’t want to do anything that might hurt him. Any safe, squirrel-friendly suggestions. If you do, please leave them in the comments section below..thanks!

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