Quote from Gompers
We used to have two families of squirrells living in our yard - like a reddish family and a grayish one. We used to feed them crunchy peanut butter sandwiches, too! We'd make them and cut them into quarters, and each squirrell who came to the back door got a piece. They looked so cute standing there nibbling on their tiny sandwiches! Eventually they learned to open them up and eat the PB out from inside, then toss away the bread and come back for more. Eh, the birds ate the bread so I guess it wasn't so bad.
SQUEEEEEEAL! That sounds so cute! The stories that jemb told about her parents' pet groundhog and LPN2Be2004 told about the raccoon were cute, too.
I also love all animals, and at a cabin in Canada owned by my parents are chipmunks and other wildlife. We used to feed the chipmunks dry corn right out of our hands years ago as kids, but my Dad had us stop feeding them because they got so tame, they lost their fear and would get eaten by herons.
(We also realize the risk of rabies, etc.) So a few years ago, since we had no corn, I decided to try giving a chipmunk that was hanging around some peanut butter on a piece of cracker. Well, the poor little thing gagged
on the peanut butter and let out a tiny *SQUEAK* I guess because it stuck to the roof of its mouth. I thought I was gonna have to perform a mini-Heimlich on the little thing. Fortunately, it was okay, but I'd have never forgiven myself if the little chippy had choked to death!
I also vote that it's a VERY well-fed groundhog, ?burntout.