Cute Little Squirrel

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Now there's a nice little rodent. He (?) really seems to be enjoying that apple core I tossed out. Golly, I didn't know squirrels liked apples so much.

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My goodness, apple harvest time is here. The grocer has bin after bin stocked with old favorites as well as new. I'll be sure to see that my apple cores go out the back door and not into the garbage.

Sweet little fella I have pictured here. He's not destroying all my flower beds just for the impish hell of it. He's welcome to all my apple cores as well as all the pecans he can carry off. Bless his heart.

Oh! I almost forgot. The good news! Now that I know squirrels like apples so much, I'll use them for bait in my traps. I'll detain those dastardly demons who delightfully destroy all the flower beds I so diligently and dutifully fashioned with dirty digits and sweaty brow.

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August 28, 20180 found this helpful

What an adorable picture of that cute little squirrel eating the apple, and what a really great picture you took.

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September 3, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks!

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September 5, 20180 found this helpful

Well he (?) is cute but I feel there is a double message here..

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September 6, 20180 found this helpful

Maybe, maybe not. You see, we've been lead to believe we were put here to dress and keep a garden. And we were to have dominion over all other creatures.

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While I believe it is our responsibility to care for and protect this space ship, we did not create and give life to other species. Therefore, they are not ours to do with as we please. I do feel it is OK for some things that might contradict this statement. I believe it is OK to keep an oxen to plow our fields, providing we treat the animal with respect and provide a home and care equal to or better than it would find in its natural habitat.

It's all about co existing. The squirrel has just as much right to be here as I do. Throughout the animal kingdom, you will find species protecting their territory against other species, Humans included.

How often we hear of of a primitive African tribe who kill a lion after it kills and eats a child. This is done out of fear the lion will kill and eat another child.

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The lion did no wrong. He has a right to eat a child. He's just doing what is natural for him. By the same token, we have a right to protect the lives of our children, even to the point of taking the life of a lion.

Most native African tribes do not kill lions for sport. That's done by imported game hunters. The tribes are more in tune with co existing with other species and have a 'live and let live' attitude. But at all costs, they must not allow the lion to take their children for food.

You gotta draw the line somewhere. I can be good to squirrels and share 'my' land and food with them. But when they become too destructive, I can kill them in a skinny minute. Even here, the squirrel has done no wrong by destroying my things, and I do no wrong when I kill a very destructive squirrel. I would never kill a squirrel for sport. That would be very wrong.

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So you see, there are no double standards or mixed messages here. It all is reduced to 'live and let live' while protecting our own. It's very simple, no philosophy or intellectualizing needed.

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September 7, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you - an excellent explanation of how life should be while we all sometimes struggle to coexist with the living creatures around us.

Words I totally agree with; wish it was the accepted standard code of survival for the time we all spend on this earth.

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