Seriously? The Squirrel is at it Again!

Squirrel Hole

The squirrel dug to the right of the hole I filled with wire and pepper flakes yesterday.

Poultry Netting

I folded two pieces of poultry netting, then manipulated them into a ball.

Wire in Hole

The balls of poultry netting were crammed into the large hole and the smaller hole to the back.

Empty Pepper Container

I emptied the contents of a container of red pepper flakes into the hole.

Covered Hole

Placed a piece of poultry netting over the hole. Covered the area with soil.

Now, my hope is the squirrel will go live some place else. There are fields and a small mountain at the end of the street.

Mountain

To the right of the service road there is a mountain and a large field that often has cattle grazing.

Rocks

There are loads of rocky areas that would make a lovely home and protection from predators.
What a nice little succulent!

Water

I was surprised to see water still flowing from the mountain.

There are plenty of places, not in my courtyard, that would make a delightful home for a ground squirrel.


Update: Not even an hour after I published this post there was a thump on the door. The squirrel jumped from one of my potted tomatoes and hit the door. When I checked the courtyard I found that it dug a hole on the opposite of the tree.

Squirrel Hole

Preparing to fill the new squirrel hole with poultry netting.


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