Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Apparently it's 5:00 in My World

When I got home yesterday afternoon, I happened to glance out the kitchen door only to see a squirrel jump down from the recycle bin with a beer can firmly clamped in his mouth. Of course, my camera was in the car. So I tear to the car, grab the camera and lo and behold, when I got back, Mr. Squirrel was still at it, but had managed to carry the can all the way to the tree. I apologize for the photo quality. I couldn't get close to him and the flash was too far away to help. (Should have had a camera like Mental P. Mama's fancy schmancy new one with the zoom lens ~sigh~.) That squirrel worked and worked to get to the dregs left in the can. He really could have used a straw, I think. And he's a Busch man, obviously, as he could have chosen a Heineken or Coors as well. 
Ok...try to stand it up....

Good, got it turned around...almost there!

Nirvana!  Almost - I need that straw!

video
(I really need to work on my video-taking skills. Sorry!)

Bird seed or beer, bird seed or beer...which would I prefer the little buggers to steal?

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xoabb
expect anything!

22 comments:

  1. Now I know what makes those stealing squirrels happy...Thanks!

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  2. I miss squirrels living here they are just so cheeky and creative.

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  3. That's absolutely astonishing!
    You mean someone left some beer in the can? ;^)

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  4. Something amusing to start my day--Perfect!

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  5. That's so funny! I hope he was able to get a good sip after all that effort. :)

    ~Angie
    www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

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  6. Annie: Super funny post with your beer drinking squirrel.

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  7. Our squirrels would love to have that kind of opportunity. Mostly they live to torment Cassie! Around here the theives are raccoons who live to steal the cat food!

    Great photos Annie!

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  8. How absolutely adorable is that. To cute.

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  9. LOL! This is hilarious! I'll have to turn Squirrel Sunday over to you....your squirrels are funnier then mine :-) I never thought of offering them beer. Perhaps you could leave them a bit more in the can next time? Although if they start falling out of the trees, you are in real trouble. Maybe you should send this to Anheiser Busch. Certainly made my day!

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  10. You should send that video to Bud (it looks like a Bud light can to me) ... that would be great in a commercial!

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  11. We make our squirrels thirsty here in Cocktail Corner.

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  12. Well, I never! I wonder if I could set out some beer-bait to trap (or intoxicate) the squirrels who constantly uproot my garden plants?

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  13. Get this little guy to AA ... I wonder if he is a liquor junkie or an aluminum licker junkie

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  14. This is the funniest post I've read in weeks! And a excellent reason to always have your camera close by in case of squirrels drinking beer!
    If you hadn't captured this on film...nobody would believe you!

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  15. I'm just worried that he might have cut his tongue on the sharp opening!

    Peace
    ~Mad(elyn) in Alabama

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  16. What a wonderful experience for you! Are you now going to offer them free driks in a dish? Drunken squirrels could make some interesting posts.LOL

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  17. I would have loved to have seen that squirrel if he had gotten into that beer can.

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  18. I'd definitly go with the beer. He'll get so drunk he'll forget all about the birdseed.

    ;-)

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  19. LOL! You could have an alcoholic squirrel on your hands. Great post.

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  20. That is so funny. Pretty soon he will be lounging on your deck with a fresh beer.

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