For bird lovers, the sight of a bushy tail hanging off the side of a feeder means just one thing: war.
May 19, 2012 (San Diego County) -- Sure, squirrels have to eat, too, and no one wants to harm the persistent critters. But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with squirrels scarfing down the seed you put out for the birds, damaging your feeders and bumping up your blood pressure. It’s possible to discourage squirrels—and even outsmart them—with the right seed mix and some nature-friendly squirrel-control tactics.
April 21, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Dan Connors spotted this enterprising ground squirrel, a member of the gopher family.