But some of it always gets, um, diverted. La mordida at the birdfeeder.
No, I don't go for elaborate squirrel defenses. There are not that many of them. And sometimes nature takes care of the situation.
|Sorry about the backlighting, but the sun was not yet|
over the ridge to the east (behind me).
|Abert's squirrel in ponderosa pine.|
|This degenerate squirrel has abandoned its healthy wild lifestyle|
to eat sunflower seeds under the bird feeder.
|James William Abert|
When you buy a camouflage camisole ($24.99) from the Ducks Unlimited catalog, a portion of the proceeds goes to conservation projects. If you visit Bozeman, Montana, and buy a pair of Schnee’s Pac boots, you will find a tag dangling from the laces, along with a promise that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will receive some of your money for elk conservation projects.• You probably did not know that sometimes squirrels are carnivorous.
“It’s the hunters who keep most of these species going,” said Jim Clay, a middle school English teacher, hunter, and maker of turkey calls in Winchester, Virginia. “They put in the money, and they put in the hours. Hunters really care about what happens.”