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TGI (a Warmer) F

Hi, everyone!  Sera here.  Well, we’re having a little bit of a break in the weather.  They’re expecting 40 degrees for the next few days.  Won’t that be lovely?  As you can see, I hit the feeder this morning with Murray and Mary.  Murray was actually out when the lady came to put the seed and peanuts out.  He had gone to see if there were any yummy blackoil sunflower seeds left.  He was so startled to see her there that he ran away on the telephone lines, but he came straight to the den to tell the rest of us that breakfast was being served.

IMG_1072It’s so nice to share this quality time with my children.  They will be starting families of their own soon, but I enjoy being with them for now.  Have a happy Friday, everyone.  This snow will hopefully be gone soon, and we squirrels can stop worrying about cold toes!

Fun Squirrel Fact for Today:

Squirrels are endotherms -animals that maintain a relatively high and constant body temperature regardless of the environment.  Endotherms produce their own heat internally, using energy from the food they eat to feed their metabolism (Thorington & Ferrell, 2006, p. 79).

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SOURCE:

Thorington, Jr.,  R.W. & Ferrell, K. (2006).  Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide. John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD.

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Saturday with the Kids

Hi, everyone!  Sera here.  I was at the feeder this morning with my dear children.  Here I am with my darling boy, Murray.  That’s me on the left.

IMG_1038I was showing him how to dig through the snow to find hidden goodies.

IMG_1042IMG_1044IMG_1046IMG_1048I think my little ones are doing great although I’m not sure where they’ve learned their latest method.  Murray went up on the step and scratched at the door until the lady’s son came out to see what was happening.  It did make the lady come out quick with a big handful of peanuts.  Maybe I should try Murray’s trick!

Murray, the little dickens

Murray, the little dickens

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The lady apologized this morning because she didn’t have more to give us.  She said she hadn’t been to the store yet.  That’s okay. We like corn, too.

IMG_1015Enjoy your Saturday, everyone.  Murray and I will be eating our fill, and then we’ll head home to nap for a bit. Maybe when we come back out later, the lady will have been to the store. We’re looking forward to whatever she gets us.