Monkey Nuts!

Sparky the Squirrel with Monkey Nut 1

Haiku 129

Hunting for treasure

Monkey nuts for a monkey!

Sparky on my stoep

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Sparky the squirrel regularly stops by our stoep and looks for us. When we see him, we throw a few nuts out. He grabs one and immediately runs off to bury it, then comes back for more.

Why do we not leave some nuts out for him? Because a large rat has also been stopping by!Β 

Sparky the Squirrel with Monkey Nut 2

In the second photo you can see that Sparky hunts for the nut by scent. It is right there in front of him, but he still sniffs it out.

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My long-time followers will notice one very important thing in the photos.

Yes! The stoep is wet!

We have had a little rain lately and even if it only drizzles, it may do so for a few hours, which all adds up. The lawn particularly is very happy!

 

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16 thoughts on “Monkey Nuts!

    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you πŸ˜€
      Actually I was going to title my post Monkeying Around – but had already used that for a Little Monkey post. We’ve always called these nuts in a shell ‘monkey nuts’ – so I didn’t think anything of it – till I started getting comments. πŸ˜€

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  1. Garfield Hug

    Aww you have a pet in Sparky! I am so glad it rained. Sparky seems to be getting bigger and I suppose from your free monkey nuts one day Sparky will beg for monkey nuts from you…your new four paw pet!!🀣

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Yes, we’re also glad we got a little rain! πŸ™‚
      There is more than one Sparky running round my garden, but this little chap does come begging for his food. πŸ˜€

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  2. Murphy's Law

    Hooray for drizzle!! I think I hear your lawn laughing out loud!

    Sparky is just too cute. I never realized squirrels relied on their sense of smell to locate their food. I don’t blame you one bit for not wanting to encourage the rat to hang around your home. Ewwww! 😳
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha As was I! πŸ˜€
      Well I have seen squirrels sniff out one buried peanut, so I guess they are just used to finding their food that way. πŸ™‚
      And yes, we’ve had rats in the roof before now – No thank you! πŸ˜€

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