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Saturday, October 26, 2013
We surrender, give up, throw in the towel.
I guess we simply can’t win. A few months ago, we purchased a “squirrel-proof” window bird feeder. Every day, we filled it with sunflower seeds and other succulent morsels and took delight in watching the variety of fine feathered friends enjoy their daily sustenance.
As well-versed as we became in their types and songs, we knew none came with a bushy tail and four legs. Sure enough, a squirrel had found a way to invade the feeder, and eventually invited his entire family to the buffet.
For days, we watched the feeder take on an entirely new aura — so much so that now, as a new day begins, we look at each other with knowing resignation and say, “I think it’s time to fill the squirrel feeder.”
— Charles Knowlton, a reader in Roanoke
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