Fred...My wildlife neighbor.

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

Now I know that a squirrel in the yard is not that uncommon.

Red, is a Fox Squirrel.  He has been coming around for a couple of weeks.  He is getting used to me more and more as I throw assorted nuts his way and he is finding good eats.

People curse the squirrels, and I know the issues that they can cause.  but with a bit of work, you can keep them under control and actually have some entertainment at the same time.

I am hoping Red will tame down enough to take the nuts out of my fingers this summer. 

And if not...I will have fun trying.

Comments (10)

Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

William, I know that they really are just rodents with lovely fluffy tails (or as my hubby says, "rats with good marketing") - but they are so cute! And yes, we do have a squirrel feeder....and it's closely watched!

May 03, 2012 12:40 PM
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

Squirrels can be hours of fun watching them feed and frolick around the yard.  I know many folks don't like them but I find them quite entertaining.  For a while we were putting about 10 pounds of sunflower seeds out to encourage them.  But then we seem to have adopted a family of wild kitty's in the yard so we quit feeding and encouraging the squirrels.

 

May 03, 2012 12:40 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

He's practically becoming a pet now! Great shot. We have tons of squirrels, but I never seem to catch the perfect photo and I certainly don't recogize any particular one.

May 03, 2012 12:48 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Bill...

We have them at the feeders ... the plain old gray ones, but no red squirrels here!

May 03, 2012 12:59 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Looks like a cute little buddy to have around the yard --

May 03, 2012 02:24 PM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Bill, I have a bunch or Squirrels, Chipmunks and even rabbits in my yard...the fox tend to keep the populations in check.

May 03, 2012 10:27 PM
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

Our dogs keep most all the wildlife at a distance from our home.  That's ok.

May 03, 2012 11:23 PM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

We saw some cute red squirrels just the other day romping and playing....and they ran straight for us.  And, veered just feet in front of us.  That was fun.

May 04, 2012 04:23 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Bill, the Fox squirrel you talk about is actually just a bit larger than the grey which is a bit larger than teh black.

The little red or pine squirrel are really the destructive ones.

May 04, 2012 09:55 AM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I was only about 15 feet from Fred.  He is taming down nicely. 

May 05, 2012 06:00 AM