Squirrel House

cynthianovakNovember 14, 2012

You already know I am nutz about squirrels...here is one of the new houses

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cynthianovak

here us another angle

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 7:10PM
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PKponder TX(7b)

This just made me laugh out loud! I too like the little characters! Not so much when they're tearing up my hammock or stealing my macrame plant hangers, but most of the time I find them quite entertaining.

Thanks for sharing, Cynthia! :-)

Pam

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 9:28PM
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ocgf(Z8)

So cool!

Omar

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 11:15PM
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debndal(8a DFW, TX)

So cute! Did you build it? You should build them and sell them online. I've been looking for something like this for years and they just aren't available in the trade that I can find. Do birds nest in that birdhouse so close to the squirrel house?

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 9:43AM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

I like to watch the squirrels play too! Looks like it didn't take long for them to move in to their houses!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 8:45PM
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cynthianovak

HI Debndal
My DH made our old ones. Saw them on squirrelhouse.com This time, we asked a friend and he built us 4...built 2 for one of his neighbors too. Would you like me to ask him if he is interested in making more?

These are bigger than those before. I think size went up to go along with a boad size. He added the adorable roof and a slide out bottom so I can clean one out if I really need to. The roof also just sits tightly on the top.

The squirrels are altering the front hole. Guess it isn't quite big enough for them. Probably preparing for pregnant size. I see them on them, but am not sure if any mama squirrel has claimed one.

They can definitely become time shares: Had a starling or two, Norway rats, a screech owl et al and Jr. opossum living in them at different times.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 1:01AM
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texanjana(8)

That is so cute!

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 4:31PM
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debndal(8a DFW, TX)

cynthia - how high in the tree is it mounted? And most importantly, does it keep birds from nesting in the birdhouse? I think we won't be in our house for more than another year, so probably will not consider a squirrel house until we move. Getting old you know, and looking to downsize.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 11:18AM
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cynthianovak

HI Debndal
No way to keep birds out. But typically squirrel trumps birds...except for screech owls.

The bottom of the house is about 6 ft high. All depends upon how high you can go.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 11:53AM
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leapingfroglady(Garden Hardiness Zone 8b)

OMG

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 10:47PM
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