Last night’s pictures showed something I didn’t think was possible: the flying squirrels sharing the feeder with the raccoons. I’m sorry the pictures of the little ones aren’t great, but you can definitely see them this time. In one of the pictures, they are all lined up at the top of the feeder while the raccoons are munching down at the bottom.
Between one animal and another, a lot of food is getting consumed. Meanwhile, I’m better off feeding the raccoons because they get aggravated when the feeder is empty and they tear it off its moorings and mangle it before tossing it to the ground.
It also turns out they come at various hours. I thought they’d have a pattern, but they don’t. The creatures of the night come when they feel like it, anywhere from 8:30 in the evening until about 4:30 in the morning.
I had no idea what I was starting when I first put up a feeder. I had no idea how many creatures I’d be feeding. Everything is hungry and here we are, with seeds aplenty!