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Why would a squirrel take plastic bulbs from my string of lights?



I’ve just watched him take 5 this morning. One by one. I’m sure is family of squirrels exist to torment me. Already had most of my tulip bulbs!

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    Probably thought they were nuts of some kind. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 1,085
    Or birds eggs? They eat eggs and chicks if they find them.
    Sunny Dundee
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    Good shout @Balgay.Hill. At least they'll find out how wrong they were when they start eating them  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Sazz101Sazz101 Posts: 245
    :) of course!
  • @Sazz101 you've just solved a mystery for me; we've got some of those cheap pretend light bulb led lights that you just clip to stuff, which I found deconstructed recently. I couldn't work out how they'd come unscrewed! 
  • Sazz101Sazz101 Posts: 245
    Oh dear @mikeymustard!
    Yes, likely. 

    Was quite surprised to see two bulbs bravely shining on last night. 
    This morning I saw them continuing to ‘harvest’ them, and then one squirrel trying to eat the solid plastic balls as if it were a nut :( 

    I’ve removed remaining lights put some cooked rice out. 
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