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How To Build A Squirrel's Nest- by Squeaky Squirrel

Updated on September 29, 2010
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Micky Dee interviews Squeaky Squirrel.

The hunter rises early to get every advantage!

He moves in the shadows without a whisper.

His prey is merely a target as he stalks.

He freezes! Has he been spotted?

Now...he carefully takes aim... and...

Yo Micky! What in the heck are you doing?

Oh- hi Squeaky! I was actually looking for you. I want to do a hub about you. I see you've built a new home.

I know you "see" I built a new home.

I've seen you taking pictures with your camera.

You ever think about asking folks if you can take their picture?

Do you?

Well, no. I figure the moment will be gone and it's better to ask forgiveness than to ask for permission.

Yeah? What if I run up your shorts and ring your bells?

I'll ask for forgiveness later!

You're a nosy man Micky!

So what's this hub about?

I was thinking that there were a lot of squirrels who might need to know how to build a squirrel's nest.

Why don't you teach them how to eat nuts?

Well actually- I have a video that I'll put up that will answer that very request!

May 20, 2010 Squeaky Squirrel Eats Pecans

So what color is the sky in your world Micky?

After teaching squirrels how to build squirrel's nests, why don't you make a video about climbing trees?

One thing at a time Squeaky.

I'm putting some data together for a tree climbing hub.

So, what's in this for me, Micky?

Well Squeaky, I'll give you the semi-fresh pecans sealed in a plastic bag from Young's Pecan Ranch in Florence, SC!

How's that?.

As many as you want!

In addition to the sunflower seeds?


Done deal!

Let's get it on!

I've got stuff to do!

What's pressing?

I have some finishing touches to apply to the new home.

Really?! You've been at it for days! I was surprised how much you had gotten done the first day. You were flying! Hey- I didn't mean to pry, much. But you were so crazy fast I couldn't catch you in a picture!

So why build a new home? Your old home is merely 2 years old. Here's the 2008 video of the building of that one:

Squeaky Squirrel Building A Nest- 2008

Well Micky, I loved that first house but it was small. Squishy and I had our honeymoon year there and raised a litter of kids and the memories are wonderful. Up to a point.

Have you lived in a house with four other squirrels? Can you imagine the clean-up all the time? And Squishy won't pick up a nutshell!

And of course Squishy has his friends over every week-end.

More NUTZ and nutshells.

Believe me- the honeymoon is over!

I see. But the kids are out of the nest already.

I've been keeping my eye on them.

So if the kids are gone, why build a bigger nest?

Micky- I'm pregnant - again!

Gee whiz Squeaky! How on earth did that happen?

You think you're funny! Don't you Mick?

How many times have you told that joke?

You're a regular Phyllis Diller!

I'll tell you how it happened!

I was picking up a peanut!

I was picking up a peanut!

Squishy had been chasing me for weeks.

I wanted to travel and see other trees.

But you made a remark earlier about how FAST we squirrels are.

Well, squirrels are so fast-

                                                 a girl can't eat a PEANUT!

Well someday I know you'll...

Yeah, yeah, yeah! I'll love these too and before I know it they'll be grown and picking up PEANUTS!

Let's do this thing- and edit all this stuff out of the hub, okay Micky?

Uh, sure Squeaky.

Squeaky Squirrel
Squeaky Squirrel

Hi everyone. My name is Squeaky.

Today we will be learning "How To Build A Squirrel's Nest"!

But first I would like to take a moment and address the disfavor to which many of us squirrels have fallen.

Yes, there are many squirrels who eat seed that is meant for birds.

We are sorry but there are food shortages and we are just trying to supplement our diet with quick and healthy food.

I would also like to draw attention to the ever growing obesity problem we are seeing with so many birds today.

You can help birds attain better fitness by feeding more squirrels.

Thank you!

Location, location, location.

There are a lot of factors that need to be considered for the location of your home.

Safety is the number one priority.

There are so many concerns with safety.

The tree has to be thriving, sturdy, and tall.

Ideally, you want a triangular joint or "fork" of limbs to hold the nest and the better support means a better or bigger nest.

The tree I have chosen is excellent. No one knows the name of this ornamental mistake pear tree. But- it is tall. The fruit is terrible but nourishing and there are seeds for protein.

Also, this will be a great year for pecans. There is a Pecan tree right next door. And they are wonderful!

Yes! We have hit the jackpot!

Fruit, pecans, and that macaroon, Micky Dee, puts sunflower seeds out that we eat with impunity!

Recon the area to make note of predators.

Build your nest close to the food sources!

Make sure you'll have safe routes to surrounding food.

Make sure you have alternate escape and entry routes.

The more limbs that are in your environment- the better!

In my house tree there is a myriad of avenues to enter and escape.

September 22, 2010 Squeaky Squirrel Builds A New Nest #1

Break off small leafy limbs no more than you can carry easily.

Do not break off and use branches too close to your home.

Leave as much foliage as you can around your home for camouflage.

You'll find some limbs will suit your construction needs better than others.

Gather fragrant branches, occasionally, as you are living in close quarters in the winter!

You're going to weave the limbs and foliage as though you're making an all encompassing basket. Weave the branches in and out, crossing over, and interlacing throughout.

Are there any materials more of a fluid and adhesive nature, to help hold everything together and add insulation?

Micky, there is a "secret sauce", but some things should remain a secret.

September 22, 2010 Squeaky Squirrel Builds A New Nest #2

Now the time, of course, for building the nest is fall.

You want a great home heading into the colder seasons.

A brand spanking new nest can last several years if you have lots of air-freshener.

Sometimes we just claw our way to fresh air.

Well, I believe this wraps up my little talk.

I'll leave you now with,


"An Ode to the Squirrel's Nest"!

Wherever a squirrel may roam,

There's no place like Home,

Crowd on in with your warm squirrel butts,

But if you're coming, bring lot's of nuts.

We stick together in any weather,

But we do hope, we don't stick "together".

Even if mites and nits infest,

There's no place like our nest!

A squirrel may fly from tree to tree,

But there's no place he'd rather pee,

copyright - Squeaky Squirrel


Thank you Squeaky! One question before you go? How does Squishy help with building the nest?

Squishy helps by getting and staying from underfoot!

The last I saw of him, he was going out for some PEANUTS!

Yes Ma'am. Thank you Ma'am!

September 10, 2010 Squeaky Squirrel Builds a New Nest #3

Those squirrels can fly!

Yo! Micky!

I need my pecans now, please!

Yes Ma'am. But would you show everyone how you walk upside down?


Sure Micky!

September 26, 2010 Squeaky Squirrel Walks Upside Down

Yo! Squeaky Squirrel! You rock!

Looks violent to me!

September 26, 2010 Squeaky Squirrel The Acrobat

July 02, 2010 Squishy and Squeaky Squirrel- NUTZ

May 20, 2010 Squishy And Squeaky Squirrel at 100 ft.

Don't look Ethel!!!


July 2, 2010 Squirrels find a way. And a place.

Well Squeaky- I've got to say - it looks like you and Squishy still enjoy...

uh...each other!

It's the greatest 8 seconds in a squirrel's life!

July 2, 2010 Skippy On Deck

It's a wonderful world!

Here are two more hallucinations about squirrels:

July 2, 2010 Squishy and Squeaky Squirrel On Deck.

Nice work with that cluster of pecans!

You are smart!!!

Yo! Brother Micky!

Yeah Man! It's me, Squishy Dude!

How about some of those pecans Bud?

What do you you say?

You and I are tight!

We'll be alright!

If we take it To The Light!

But give me some pecans, Brother Man.

You know Micky you- Take My Heart

You Take My Breath Away

Write on People!

Aloha everybody!


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    • 2uesday profile image


      3 years ago

      Today, I was deleting old pages of mine and saw a comment from you and thought I would visit the sneaky Squeaky squirrel page one time more.

    • Joy56 profile image


      3 years ago

      You are my kind of mad guy......... Loved the hub........ Great to spend the time communicating with squirrels and sharing it..... Well done.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      These are some well fed but still shy squirrels. God bless dear 2uesday!

    • 2uesday profile image


      8 years ago

      These must be the best fed healthiest squirrels around, wonderful watching them zip around in the trees. I was almost writing a script for the video where it took a lot of thought and courage to pick up the pecan nuts from the bowl. Thanks for sharing this, I needed something light-hearted to brighten the day.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh ysterylady! Even if you double click and go to youtube to see them? I'm also "TheBikingDude" on youtube. There must be a flaw in your video program. Dang it! God bless Dear!

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      mysterylady 89 

      8 years ago from Florida

      I am so frustrated that my pc will not let me get the videos - all I get is a square box. I loved the pictures, though, and enjoyed the interviews.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Squeaky is so timid! Squeaky trusts nobody! I do like these squirrels. Thank you Dear Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Can Squeaky teach other squirrels how to trim those young branches and carry them to a nest without dropping them? Many of the squirrels around these parts need that type of schooling. Pretty easy to tell when it is nest building time by looking at the ground littered with knawed off branches. Squeaky surely took his time checking out that dish of seeds and nuts!

      Enjoyed all your videos. I don't usually use the term awesome...but this hub is just that and voting it so, ++.

      Thanks for my squirrel hub mention. Will link this one to mine.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      You bet ladyjane! peace!

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      8 years ago from Texas

      Very Cute Mickey and thanks so much for the link. I do appreciate it. Cheers.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Wayne! Now that you're here - this hub IS CHOCKED FULL!

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      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      This hub was chocked full of nuts! LOL! WB

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh Kim! You got it all! God bless your heart! I love you Dear!

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      Kim Harris 

      8 years ago

      H I L A R I O U S !!! You might have too much time on your hands Micky! I am concerned about Squeaky, though. He seems traumatized. He was so happy and excited and wagging his tail, I thought he was going to pee! Then he was just hypervigilant about actually taking a pecan - as if he has had past experience with a booby trapped dish of pecans in his past. I was so inspired by his raw courage when he finally dared to jump right in there in spite of his fear, and finally take a pecan. Squishy, seems flighty to me though. I like the way you and Squeaky dialogue. You've established such good rapport with him!

      Thanks for taking me to a very imaginative place with you, Micky. I had a good trip:)

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Breathe...easy Girl...God bless you Girl!

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      8 years ago from Barefoot Island

      came to visit Squeaky before going to breath, hope something interesting happened on your ride, :D wish I could do that. Maybe one never knows what the future holds I mean I was to leave three times and three times they kicked me right back here. So I must be here for, well, for what or who? ok ok I go breath now! :D

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh Nell! I'm so glad you liked it! God bless!

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, Micky, this was great! I loved the conversation, and the videos were awesome, rated up and everything, cheers nell

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Tony, theses squirrels are smarter than I am! God bless Tony!

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      I'm, going to be a whole lot more careful when I eat peanuts in future! LOL!

      Thanks for a great interview - and I must say your subject sure had the better of you!

      Thanks for the entertainment, brother man!

      Love and peace


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      8 years ago

      Micky my squirrely friend:0) What a wonderful journey you just took me on. I wish I was one of those squirrels in your back yard, it would be heaven to have a kind and considerate friend like you to help take care of me any my long fluffy tailed mates. I certainly would never go hungry and Pecans, wow what a feast:0)

      Yo Micky I have a similar back yard, we have squirrels a plenty bounding from tree to tree along with all types of birds and racoons watching from below. My windows are a kaleidascope of wonder. I sip my coffee in the morning and watch from my at home office as they bring laughter to my soul. Thanks for this great hub my man. I pressed all the buttons for this one. Peace

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Chuck! Let's feed those critters and they'll be our best friends! God bless you!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey! JayDeck! I resemble that remark!

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      Chuck RitenouR 

      8 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia

      Loved it. Have squirrels,rabits,deer,oppossums as well as many feathered friends in our back.

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      8 years ago from New Jersey

      You may very well be completely out of your mind, but I read and enjoyed the whole thing. What does that say about me, I wonder?



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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Rebecca! Thank you Ma'am for loving Squeaky!

      Yo Vietnamvet Brother Man! Kool beans!

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      8 years ago from New York State

      Great write Micky, laughed my A-- off.

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      Rebecca E. 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Micky, great hub, and many thanks to squeaky for teh interview. We have a couple of resident aquirrels who have some very unique personalities, maybe they will stop long enough to be interviewed. Tahnks for this lovely great awesome hub ( but expected no less, so wasn't siapoointed) lovely pics as well.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Eiddwen! Take care of those squirrels. Peace Sister Eiddwen!

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      8 years ago from Wales

      What a brilliantly clever hub with video clips and all.

      Everytime I see a squirrel now I'll be thinking of Squeaky and Squishy. You really are a very talented nutty writer. Thank you so much for sharing this again. Take care and God Bless Micky.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Polly! Isn't that a wonderful twisty tree! It's so interesting. The branches seem to be a bit brittle or easy to break - with leverage. Yet- the limbs are twisted and distorted. Amazing. I don't see how both occur.

      Polly- believe me - I have taken hundreds of photos and there are hundreds that didn't make the grade. What are you using for bait? You can catch more pics of squirrels with pecans! God bless!

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      8 years ago from US

      I chased squirrels one whole day and don't think I even got a shot of a tail and you have them posing for you! My first thought would have been to write a poem about that twisty tree. I guess sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Always Exploring- thank you so much for watching those videos. There is a little time in them but they are worth it. I do love animals! And- Always Exploring!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hi Katie! Thank you for loving your squirrels! Animals are so fun! God bless you Katie!

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      Always Exploring 

      8 years ago

      I love this Micky, the way Squeaky puts his hands together to eat, is so cute. I didn,t think he was going to eat out of the bowl, but he finally did.Your poetic rhyme with the pictures is the greatest. You are so kind to love animals.I love all of your hubs, but this is special.

      God Bless

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      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      I love squirrels, and Squishy is one good looking squirrel, he looks well fed and comfortable. I love putting out the corn cobs, I secure them on my fence post by beating them down onto a large nail I have pounded into the fench post, works like a charm and the squirrels love it, plus I feed them nuts, cereal, bread and just anything I eat, we share... Peace :)

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      akirchner! You liked! Cool beans!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      poetvix! You put a smile on my face and I must thank you! Thank you so much!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Too cute! Thanks for the smiles and chuckles!

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      8 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Hilarious!!! I love this. If Squeaky ever needs a home for extended family feel free to send them to Texas... I have a tree to two they are welcome to stay in.

      I smiled so hard all the way through my cheeks hurt!

      Oh, and on a parting note... tell Squishy he's very handsome. I do not wonder at all why Squeaky puts up w/ his none nutshell picking up ways.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Ah! The prettiest bird, the Hummingbird! I'm glad you liked this one my dear! Thank you and God bless you as always!

    • Hummingbird5356 profile image


      8 years ago

      That was a very cheeky squirrel that you interviewed there. Certainly put you in your place!

      I really like this hub. Photos and videos are good too. Thanks.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      lorlie!!! This hub took days to do and I may have an edit or two to do! Gee! Great eye! I love you Girl! Great video! I need to set something up like that!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      CYBERSUPE!!! Be good to your squirrels and they'll be good to your nuts!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh Dim- you know I'm too nutty! God bless Dim Flaxenwick!

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      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Oh, Micky! What a fabulous, nutty hub! I'm wondering now if Skippy is an interloper on Squeaky and Squiggy's relationship...well, they seem to enjoy one another.

      I have always been a huge fan of the squirrels, so thank you for such a lovely, bookmarkable hub! Here's a wonderful video you may enjoy:

      Love your deck!

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      8 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

      Very clever Hub Micky and Oh! by the way should you like a few more squirrel's I have quite a few you can have. Come, bring you bicycle and a crate.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      This was perfect, Micky. I´m not sure if I want to be a squirrel or I want to be you.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you BobbiRant! I love walnuts! We should export a few of these over there. There would be quite a few in a couple years.

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      8 years ago from New York

      Love this. I lived in an area a few years ago where I had a walnut tree and not one squirrel, come to find out everyone in my rural area had hunted so many of those squirrels and stewed them there were hardly any left. First time I had a nut tree and no squirrels. Brings back memories. Good hub, enjoyed it much.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you 50 Bud! They are so acrobatic! Can you imagine humans with their kind of fitness? Gee! No steroids either! NUTZ!

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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Yo' Mic I smacked all the buttons 'til they pointed up. A great view to the critters that roam in your back yard! 50

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Martie! Thank you for your commenting and for coming over. I just remembered- I need to go to your place! God bless!

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      Martie Coetser 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Beautiful photos. Cute little squirrel. Beautiful tree(s) in your backyard. Funny/cute dialogue. I too love to observe little as well as big animals in nature. We can learn a lot from them. Thanks for this cute, informative hub. voted up!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Aloha Carolina! God bless you Carolina Man!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Aloha Hawaiian Girl! Sa'ge! The videos are the best part. I put some tunes with a couple of them. The "July 2, 2010 Squirrels find a way. And a place." is very, very short but -to me- the music fits and the tree shakes just a little at the end. Humor- like art- in the mind. Thank you Dear Sage!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Tom! We all need to est! God bless you Brother Man!

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      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Aloha .... what a neat hub!!!

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      8 years ago from Barefoot Island

      super duper fuzzy and all. gotta go back and finish watching them one all. this is gonna take some time so dropped in here to say WOW! love it! noe bye bye while I go watch Squiggy! love yas........ :D then i need to go do that hup that I woke from a dream to do.. :( when i done I will come back again and watch this all once more so I can smile again!

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      8 years ago from 41042

      Very funny dude, I love squirrels and never understood why folks get so upset when they eat the bird food. I feed 'em all! Peace!! Tom

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Faye. I'll be over for a word! God bless!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo zzron! Write on Brother Man!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Ralwus! They are prolific! I wish I could see more kinds. Write on!

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Micky for nice friendly hub with a squirrel building a nest, how cute. Thanks for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      8 years ago from Houston, TX.

      This was cool and really funny, thanks brother.

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      8 years ago

      God do I have the squirrels here. Black, red, grey and the fox. Love to watch them and the dogs chase them too. Neat hub Micky. CC

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo herbivore! I forgot you had a squirrel hub. I have it linked to my others I think! I have magnesia you know! God bless you Dear!

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      8 years ago from Holly, MI

      Man I want your backyard!!! I love this hub! I have about four pet squirrels now. I put food out on my table on my porch in front of my window (it's covered so its a nice sheltered area). Well, at first only a black squirrel came every morning, then he apparently told his friends. One of the new ones always spills the dish. lol The others are so nice and neat and never make a mess. Once in awhile they jump on my window sill and just look in the house at me. They are so damn cute!!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Freya, my Dear! This is my back yard Freya. These squirrels are so fast I can't pet them. They are too fast for the camera sometimes. I can only wait on them. I don't think they're house broken yet either! God bless you Dear Freya!

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      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Is it the view from your house, Micky? What a cute squirrel! Since I lost my owl and bunny (they passed away), I still look for another pet. Can we have squirrel as our pet? Will it as calm as owl? I wonder.


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