Squirrels Take Over The Yard

Photo Credit: Mike Olness

Squirrels Take Over The Yard

Living in Northern Virginia has a lot of benefits. One of them is the number of squirrels, even in the city.


Squirrels, squirrels, and more squirrels!

For some reason, they love to sit on top of the little wood pile under the trees. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. I think they believe I can't see them when they duck down behind the wood. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. This is where I find them waiting on me. They sit on the fence and stare up at the balcony. You can almost hear their stomach growl! This is where I find them waiting on me. They sit on the fence and stare up at the balcony. You can almost hear their stomach growl! This is where I find them waiting on me. They sit on the fence and stare up at the balcony. You can almost hear their stomach growl! The look of contemplation Striking a pose! Oops! Busted! Patiently waiting for the next round of peanuts and sunflower seeds. Nom, Nom, Nom! The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. Hiding in the trees! Hiding in the trees! Just hanging out. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. Cool! More Peanuts! Just hanging out. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. Huh? What? I could eat! The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. Ah Crap! That dude is chucking peanuts at the other guys! The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. Ugh, I'm Stuffed! Seriously? Cool it with the camera already! The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. You can see the reflection of the building in his eyes if you look closely. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. So polite. He'll quietly sit and wait his turn. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. Hurry Up Dude! Starving Here! Ugh! I'm stuffed! Who could resist that face? Looking like a jailbird about to play the harmonica Nom Nom Nom. I Love Peanuts! There's nothing normal about a creature that can hang by its feet like this. How do I get to the bird feeder? It's so close, but too far to jump... I think. (It wasn't. The little stinkers got it and dragged it around the yard to get to the food.) While I was watching the feeders out back, this guy was cleaning out the feeder in the front. I have to give it to him though. He's definitely working for his dinner! Yeah, the little cord is not much of a deterent for this squirrel Time to figure out a new way to keep the squirrels out of the bird feeder. Now, he's just showing off. Maybe he has a stomach ache or feels bad about stealing the bird's food. More likely, he's just resting until it is time to climb down for more snacks! Uh, we can still see you! Yup, still see you! Little Porker! Striking a pose! Oops! Busted! Patiently waiting for the next round of peanuts and sunflower seeds. Nom, Nom, Nom! The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. Hiding in the trees! Hiding in the trees! Just hanging out. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. Cool! More Peanuts! Just hanging out. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. Huh? What? I could eat! The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. Ah Crap! That dude is chucking peanuts at the other guys! The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. I think they believe I can't see them when they duck down behind the wood. Ugh, I'm Stuffed! Seriously? Cool it with the camera already! The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. You can see the reflection of the building in his eyes if you look closely. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. So polite. He'll quietly sit and wait his turn. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. The cheapest fun I've had in a long time! I have all the little squirrels that live behind the house trained to come running when they hear the me rattle the peanut bucket. One morning last weekend, I walked out on the balcony to see if they were around and four of em were waiting for me on the fence. They learned quickly what that noise means. Hurry Up Dude! Starving Here! Ugh! I'm stuffed! This is where I find them waiting on me. They sit on the fence and stare up at the balcony. You can almost hear their stomach growl! Who could resist that face? Looking like a jailbird about to play the harmonica Nom Nom Nom. I Love Peanuts! There's nothing normal about a creature that can hang by its feet like this. How do I get to the bird feeder? It's so close, but too far to jump... I think. (It wasn't. The little stinkers got it and dragged it around the yard to get to the food.) While I was watching the feeders out back, this guy was cleaning out the feeder in the front. I have to give it to him though. He's definitely working for his dinner! Yeah, the little cord is not much of a deterent for this squirrel This is where I find them waiting on me. They sit on the fence and stare up at the balcony. You can almost hear their stomach growl! Time to figure out a new way to keep the squirrels out of the bird feeder. Now, he's just showing off. Maybe he has a stomach ache or feels bad about stealing the bird's food. More likely, he's just resting until it is time to climb down for more snacks! Uh, we can still see you! Yup, still see you! Little Porker! This is where I find them waiting on me. They sit on the fence and stare up at the balcony. You can almost hear their stomach growl! The look of contemplation For some reason, they love to sit on top of the little wood pile under the trees.