Sparky and the Monkey Nut 1
The nutty squirrel
Executes a smash and grab
Several different squirrels come by my garden to eat the seeds I put out. Most of them know to hop right up onto the upturned green container.
Clearly this youngster hadn’t got the memo!
I watched in amazement from my seat nearby under the shade of the tree.
Obviously little Sparky could smell the food, but he wasn’t sure how to get to it. Even the pigeon in the bottom left hand corner of the photo wondered what was wrong with Sparky!
The plan Sparky came up with?
Climb into the mini hedge next to the food. Scramble up inside the tangled branches. Pop out at the top end. Stretch!
Success! Grab the monkey nut. Stuff it in your mouth. Exit the scene. This proved a little harder than entering as Sparky had to push himself back up into the hedge, against gravity!
This is the action shot I got above!
Once he’d procured the monkey nut, Sparky rushed away to bury it.
When he came back for more food, he had a brainwave – and hopped up onto the container like all his mates. No problem!
However, after the year we’ve just had, and the pandemic still in full swing, maybe this is what we all need. A new way of looking at things!
Either that, or embracing the crazy!
post script: I had a mini panic attack this morning when I tried to Log in to my WP account as usual, but kept getting sent back to the Log in screen. I had already deleted my cache and cookies; something I do regularly; so Googled other options. I tried the regular window instead of using private mode; I typed in a different search address, going back to basics. Still no luck at all.
Finally, I thought to try using Firefox instead of Google Chrome.
I’m feeling pretty chuffed that I managed to sort it out myself, but I am sure this is merely a presage of things to come.
WhatsApp, that I use regularly to keep in touch with family overseas, is forcing you to accept all of Facebook’s conditions, including their having access to – and the right to use – all of your chats and photos, contacts, phone numbers etc I am not on fb and never have been. Now I have till 8th February to decide whether I am willing to give fb the rights to my whole life.
The craziness just continues!