The Robber Squirrel
Upside down with claws that cling
He rides the feeder like a swing
In frantic search for seeds delicious
His acrobatics are ambitious!
While chickadees protest and shout
His head goes bobbing in and out
With furry cheeks so full and fat
He is a well-fed acrobat!
The moral here ... if one there is (?)
Bear with me please ... it could be this:
“When hunger pangs are strong and real
It takes some skill to grab a meal!”
The Robber Squirrel (reprise)
He’s back again ... just like before.
His tummy growing more and more.
He never really left, I guess ...
The birdseed’s getting less and less!
Secure and safe, up in his tree,
He seems almost to “challenge” me.
He flips his tail as if to say
“I thumb my nose at you this way!”
Nelle McClenahan lives in Bellingham.