Yep...that's right. I've been robbed! The little thieves took what they wanted with no concern about my feelings. How dare they! Look what they have done!
There's gone...my beautiful sunflowers are gone. I should have named this post 'Squirrels Gone Wild'. We have an abundance of squirrels this season and they are in a flurry of activity preparing for the change of seasons. They have become very annoying.
I have two dogs and the one is a natural born hunter. We do not hunt and we don't even eat meat, but that's another post. Anyhoo, Dale the hunter, has been going nuts, no pun intended, with the bravery or is it the stupidity of all these squirrels and their actions. If they aren't careful...well, I just don't want to see what Dale is capable of. The poor dog has so much pent up aggression toward the furry little critters that tantalize him all day long.
I don't like the squirrels' approach toward my plants. Why can't they be more like the birds gently plucking individual seeds and thoroughly enjoying them and returning later for another treat. Oh no, the squirrels are just plain rude. They will jump on an 8 foot sunflower taking the head to the ground, bite the bloom off, run away with it, and then waste it by eating only a few seeds.
I enjoy watching the birds delight in the sunflowers. But after the squirrel raid, I watched one little bird in total confusion looking for the sunflowers that were no longer there. Poor thing, he was flying in circles.
I'll still plant sunflowers next year. Those squirrels won't stop me. Now if I could only stop them...