Backyard Grazing

This squirrel made a pig of himself on the back patio fence.

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Our squirrel discovered that the blue plastic tarp used to cover our firewood was old and rotting. He (or she) made serveral trips to the patio and worked intently to yank out mouthfulls of fibers, balling up each load tightly to carry in his (her) mouth.
Then the squirrel bounded to the top of the fence, up a tree and along the electric cable that is strung through our easement, scurrying toward a nest somewhere east of us within the neighborhood. The squirrel made multiple trips to the wood pile (below).

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