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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Backyard Wildlife

Recently I observed our uncatchable Groundhog once again feeding under our birdfeeder. On this particular day I noticed that a small rabbit was feeding nearby.


Then I realized that the other animal was NOT a rabbit.


Now, I've seen squirrels with shortened tails, but I don't remember ever seeing one that was completely tailless.

So, Philip Diller, the Ugly Cardinal, has been joined by Rumpy the Squirrel.

14 Comments:

At 9:27 AM, Blogger Tom & Icy said...

We have never had a rabbit visit our yard. Met a possum, though.

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

We've got lotsa rabbits over at our house, and too many darn squirrels, but all of them have tails. You got a toxic waste site over there that I don't know about? Time to get rid of that compost pile.

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Doug said...

Squirel's tend to go extinct where Walela and Willie live. Our rabbits seems to be able to maintain their numbers somehow.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

I hope they don't start making Coors out of that strange water these animals appear to have been drinking. I would not like a blue face, nor would I favor losing any tail I might get.

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger AP3 said...

Nice bums on those critters!

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger still life said...

Oh gosh, a squirrel with no tail... I give anything to hear his story.

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

The name Rumpy fits him perfectly. Now, what's his Pez name and what's his Stargate name?

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Now, can they do "stupid pet tricks"?

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger The Lazy Iguana said...

I once tried to get burrowing owls to move into the yard so that I would have an excuse to not mow it.

My plan involved digging small burrows, to attract the owls. Any owl that decided to move in would have finished the burrow on its own. Then I would have called the county and had the yard declared an owl habitat, and therefore protected.

Nobody would have been able to mow the yard legally. And no fines could have been issued.

But the stupid owls never moved in.

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger dddragon said...

LOL, Iguana - our town had so many skunks in our town that TWO pairs of Great Horned Owls moved in to feed on them. Turns out that Great Horned Owls don't have a sense of smell.

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger Minka said...

The squirrel came for the weather news, the groundhog predicted three more weeks of autumn and so the suirrel decided to get starting with the eating and preperations for winter. ┬┤Cause last year he did not came for the weather report and was surprised by winter where he froze his tail off.

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger actonbell said...

I hope Rumpy was born that way. We had an albino in our area for awhile, but never one with no tail! (lol, Hoss)

 
At 9:05 PM, Blogger natasha said...

At a golf course my mom used to play at, there was a duck that everyone called "Hoppy". There were snapping turtles in a lot of the water traps, so we guessed he must've got on the wrong side of one as a duckling. He got around alright, though.

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger schnoodlepooh said...

Oh he's too cute! I used to have a tail-less squirrel that visited my bird feeder also. I loved that stupid squirrel. I don't know whatever happened to him, but he sure was funny looking without his tail - he did look just like a funny bunny!

 

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