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Squirrels and beavers - diligent rodents

Published 04/29/2011, DL-Online

Life on and near the swamp this spring has been dominated by hard-working rodents. The big gray squirrel has solved the puzzle of one “squirrel proof” bird feeder and is working diligently on the second. Having failed to solve the puzzle — a spring loaded cage which uses the squirrel’s weight to shut the openings — the squirrel has resorted to brute force. He is slowly gnawing away the thick wire from which the feeder is hung.

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