Thursday, September 8, 2011

Nemesis Part 2: The Nighttime Nemesis

A while back, I told you about a certain nemesis that has been tormenting the dogs and me for a while now.  Well, he hasn't given up.  In fact, he has grown braver. He jumps right onto the feeder and swings in the wind.  The local bird population is not amused.  


There is a giant old oak tree in my backyard.  When we chase the squirrel away, he jumps onto the tree and escapes the wrath of my three pups.  OK, my two pups (because Petunia could actually not care less).  And now there is a new nemesis in town.  This one only comes out at night and sits in the giant oak, staring down at us from above (and I suspect he is doing it on purpose).

I wasn't actually aware of his presence at first.  However, Meatball and Harriet (again, Tuna was not really interested) would sit and wait for the opossum to come out of his den (which seemed to be the attic of my neighbor's house) on a nightly basis.  They would stare as dusk fell, silently waiting.  And then I would hear the barking.  I had to find out what all the commotion was about. So first I got myself a flashlight.  And then I grabbed my camera.  This is what I saw.


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25 comments:

MM said...

Oh honey, I know he's annoying but he's really cute in those pictures!! Btw, you are a very good photographer!! You captured him perfectly!

Big hugs and kisses

Adele said...

Squirrels can be real robbers of the bird feed, the same happens in my Mother-in-laws garden. The Opossum is so cute hiding in the tree...it's scary to know who's watching you without knowing!!!!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment Erin...if money grew on trees I'd be happy to buy you presents hun xoxo
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the nyanzi report said...

the naughty bugger.

Gawgus things... said...

What a cheeky little squirrel he is!! Oh and in reply to your comment - No way! Great minds indeed :) xxx

Meghan said...

We have a little cheeky squirrel that opens our garden gate! I have tried to catch him doing it on camera but he is too quick! I have never seen an Opossum before, he is a cutie!

colleen said...

lock your windows. lock your doors.

also, meatball is the best name for a dog.

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

LOL! That dirty little squirrel!

monster cakes said...

Your house is becoming a zoo! : ) I once had this stupid opossum that lived in my trees (and made my dogs go nuts). I started enjoying his presence more when i pretend he had a top hat and cain and danced around at night. It made me laugh instead of seethe with anger. And heck yes pumpkin spice lattes are back! My favorite time of year.

Rachel said...

Those darn squirrels.. my dog goes crazy over them too, sometimes. Sometimes he chooses to ignore them, haha. Lazyness I guess. Is that last thing you got a picture of an opossum? It is actually pretty cute!

Portuguese Prepster said...

hahahahahahahaah this is too funny! the squirrels at my school are nuts from being around people so often. They walk right up to you!

Jamie said...

You just made my day with those possum pics!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

As annoying as this is you did get some cool photos.

beancakes said...

when i lived in berkeley we had a similar situation like this. the raccoons lived under the house i think and at one point they got quite vicious!! i just love the names of your creatures!!
xx ~ ks

Bad Joan said...

There is an epidemic of squirrel fearlessness in backyards across America.


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Lorena said...

Call me nuts but i think it's lovely they come to visit.
I also think its sad because they are most likely lacking food in their natural habitat.
I have been trying to get parakeets to come to my balcony and they ignore me and my seeds.

Bravoe Runway said...

Ooooo so that was what had been stirring the pot? Who knew sthg that tiny could cause that much damage? So sorry the polka dot top was purchased from tjmaxx, I did provide a link to one from macy's just as cute in the caption of yesterday's post.

Alina F. said...

Come on...he looks so cute!

(Florida) Girl said...

I once had a family of these guys living in my attic. Eeek.

Kristina said...

Hehe, our backyard visitor is a 400 pound bear. He comes out every nights, eats the neighbors trash. Its kinda fun to watch him rule the neighborhood. That is until he sits behind my car and makes me late for work.lol

BlueVanilla said...

hahaha not cool nemesis!
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Chelsea said...

Ha ha ha ha. This is so great. I love that you're stalking rodents. That's the best thing ever.

Grace said...

Hahaha that dang squirrel!

Have a fab weekend!

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aki! said...

You got really good pictures of it... If it's really bothering you, I'd recommend pest control.

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh my goodness this is too cute. My kitty and I were enjoying coffee on the porch the other day, well I was enjoying coffee and kitty was enjoying the sunshine, when suddenly a squirrel appeared out of nowhere that was seriously almost as big as kitty!! It was hilarious watching her reaction... intrigue and fear all at the same time.

beancakes said...

thanks erin! i double checked and i'm already following you!!!
xx ~ ks

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