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Old 07-25-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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I was inspired by turttle's photo of cute baby racoons raiding his bird feeder, so I created this new thread.

Bird Feeder Thieves and Bird Bath Visitors (other than birds)

What "thieves" are raiding your bird feeders?

What critters without feathers are visiting your bird baths?

Here are a few photos of my bird feeder thieves & bird bath visitors (without feathers):

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Old 07-25-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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More photos of my bird feeder thieves & bird bath visitors....

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Old 07-25-2010, 05:11 PM   #3
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cant remember if i had posted this in another thread before. But i think its a funny picture


I love the first racoon picture. And the bear in the kiddy pool! Its great!
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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Great new thread! And turttle is a she, not a he, and she loves all of the new photos. Do you raise bears?
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:50 PM   #5
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Excellent photos and thread! I love the picture of the red squirrel in the bird bath. It reminds me of the orphaned red squirrels my sister and I raised as kids.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:08 PM   #6
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Great new thread! And turttle is a she, not a he, and she loves all of the new photos. Do you raise bears?
Sorry turttle; I stand corrected, you are a she.

No, I don't normally raise bears, but I did raise quadruplet orhpan bear cubs a few years back.

We just have lots of black bears in the woods where I live, and they do lots of funny stuff.
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CitraBenzoet,
I'm giggling at your photo of a squirrel in the bird feeder.

I'm guessing that's supposed to be squirrel proof bird feeder in your photo?
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oh yeah you know it is one of those booboobear, but in the winter the squirrels will do just about anything for some food.
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I finally put out the tray feeder on my deck railing to keep the squirrels off of my other feeders. I put the cheapest seed I can find out and it keeps them from setting my tube feeders swinging, knocking down the suet feeders, etc etc. They are amazingly inventive critters.

I have some juvenile hummingbirds at my feeders this week. Very cute.
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This yellow jacket got itself into the "bee-proof" hummingbird feeder. It was swimming around when i found it i let it out.
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