This actually happened a few weeks back. I have 2 iron lawn chairs behind the house. They have this all weather padding and I just leave them out all year. One day I saw a squirrel sitting on the back of one of the chairs, and it looked like he was somehow holding a golf ball in his mouth. I couldn't figure out how he was holding it and I was afraid maybe he got something stuck on his face. Anyway, when I went to the car he ran off and up my tree.
Well, the other day I found out what the golf ball was. He had chewed an enormous hole in the padding of the chair that I couldn't see, and had practically emptied the back of the chair of any of the white stuffing inside. It was stuffing, not a golf ball. He must have been using it to insulate his nest. It must be a nice nest too, as he'd taken enough to stuff a pillow. Anyway, he's welcome to as much as he needs. John
Perhaps he is the Mike Lindell of squirrels and is making squirrel "my nest pillows" for all his friends! ;)
David and the CoolCyberCats
He's taken a lot of stuffing out of that thing. Probably enough to fill a 2 gallon bucket. Makes me wonder if he's the only one doing it.
Had a big thunderstorm last night. No wind but lots of very close lightning and heavy rain. Just before it hit we heard cats out in the back yard, apparently on a "date". I see them out there once in a while at night, and they've worn a very distinct path across the yard from the neighbor's. I'm always throwing out food for them and the birds. John