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Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 8 May 2018 in Animal & Insect.

I kept hearing this grating sound and then saw the squirrel gnawing on my plaster Green Man. I thought maybe he was filing his teeth. From the looks of it, he has been at it for a while.
Happy Silly Tuesday

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Martine from France

Cet écureuil est un coquin.

8 May 2018 5:09am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Trop drôle. Joyeux mardi.

8 May 2018 6:12am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You remind me I once had squirrels in the roof-space . . not something I forget !

8 May 2018 6:29am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

C'est une surprise et une découverte cet écureuil aime le plâtre.

8 May 2018 6:53am

badtgv from provence, France

top compo 5*****

8 May 2018 6:57am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Funny capture ! Maybe that he believed that it was green salad ;-)

8 May 2018 7:04am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Excellente cette photo, bravo Elaine !
Bonne journée

8 May 2018 7:12am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Hhahaha j'adore ta photo

8 May 2018 7:58am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Your patience has been rewarded !!

8 May 2018 8:03am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

eh il va le voler

8 May 2018 9:03am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo ! I wonder if it is because it is rough enough with a super taste ...?

8 May 2018 9:05am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Well caught. They will eat anything :0 I have just spent two days getting rid of a nesting squirrel in an inaccessible roof space above our en suite bathroom. I put a CD player on top of a step ladder so it was nice and close to the ceiling and played loud rock music on it all day. She left with her brood the next morning and I spent the morning sealing up the roof vents with mesh. Fingers crossed it's done the trick :)

8 May 2018 9:35am

@grouser: That is too funny! I guess they don't like rock music. I will have to remember that! This was in my garden shed. Something is living inside because every time I open the door I hear a bunch of scurrying about. There are vents at the top. I need to have them sealed up. The shed actually needs to be replaced so maybe I will just do that.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ha! What an amazing capture. Green Man is getting a hair cut!

8 May 2018 10:09am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

LOL, happy ST !!

8 May 2018 11:43am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

HAHAHA!!! Perfect for ST!

8 May 2018 2:44pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

oh, my, that was unexpected

you had to be ready for this shot

8 May 2018 3:00pm

Don from Spokane, United States

These squirrels are amazingly smart and determined to get their way. This is a perfect example. It can't taste that good! :-)

8 May 2018 3:16pm

Eye for Beauty from Florida, United States

funny! before i clicked on the picture to enlarge it, I didn't even see the squirrel!

8 May 2018 3:18pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

:) Good capture.

8 May 2018 3:43pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

I have searched for information. This behavior is relatively common in squirrels (and other animals). They seek, by themselves, vitamin supplements.

8 May 2018 3:44pm

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): That is really interesting. I suppose that they could find some calcium in there.

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Awesome moment caught (in the act). Excellent timing.

8 May 2018 3:52pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel écureuil quei vient modre la décoration cette tête sueprbe petit ouverture
Très belle soirée

8 May 2018 4:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Thes pesky guys will gnaw anything they can. He really likes the Green Man. ;-)

8 May 2018 4:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

And yet, after all this time, the man continues to smile!! :-) A cute capture of this squirrel for ST!

8 May 2018 6:26pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Sharpening teeth ... a good image... Great shot!

8 May 2018 7:07pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Caught in the act - they will chew on anything! Nice "wildlife" shot.

9 May 2018 12:27am

Gingko60 from Ici en France, France

Tu as su capturer le bon moment, bravo Elaine ****

9 May 2018 12:31pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

:)
very nice shot!
Amazing & lovely!

10 May 2018 7:39am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Good catch!

21 May 2018 8:14pm