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04-08-2016, 10:08 AM   #25321
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But... but... what's the point of power if you aren't going to abuse it?!



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"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."



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Otis says that even with a cop on every corner here he is not afraid to go out on a limb. He's not even afraid to do a little squirrel politics........

"Vote for me, Otis Squirrel, I am fearless!"


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"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."
Wikipedia says it is laboratory tested and true. It does seem to have some truth to it, no doubt about it.

Maybe that's what I like about Otis and squirrels in general. Even as he is a great and powerful leader, he has not lost his sense of fairness, honesty, integrity and compassion. He seems immune from the corruption that drives men.

He even looks honest and caring.


Everyone knows they can trust Otis!
Regards!

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I'm pretty sure that is E Texas prairie dog. In E Texas they don't know the difference.
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He even looks honest and caring.


And tasty!

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In E Texas these would be in stew in no time.....I hear they even eat their own children over there?


I have an extra bird? Don't know how that happened, since when I put the nest back up I only saw two eggs? They all look healthy and my helper just dug a fresh batch of worms, so they will eat well again today.
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I have an extra bird? Don't know how that happened, since when I put the nest back up I only saw two eggs?


Twins?
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Twins?
More likely there was and egg down in the straw I didn't see? I tried not to disturb the nest any more than necessary. Cute little guys....I want to get shots of the parents but haven't been able to so far. The parents are very watchful and stay close by....Maybe I'll get lucky today?

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Just dropped in to see if all is well.

Everybody here is fine? Good, carry on.

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Just dropped in to see if all is well.

Everybody here is fine? Good, carry on.
Carry on? I just sat down!

No way.

I'll just carry on enjoying this bottle of (not so cheap) red.

Oh.

Never mind.

Carry on.

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Everyone knows they can trust Otis!
But can he trust me?
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But can he trust me?
I doubt he would need to, you have your rabid fox, he can trust you.
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I doubt he would need to, you have your rabid fox, he can trust you.
That fox isn't rabid, he's just in an argument with his lawyer on whether to buy a piece of real estate or not!

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Shirley he can trust one of you. Maybe....

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Ohh, you can't trust squirrels near peanut butter suet cakes for birds. Guess how I found that out.
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Shirley he can trust one of you. Maybe....

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Ohh, you can't trust squirrels near peanut butter suet cakes for birds. Guess how I found that out.
I'm guessing the same way I found out that squirrels will use your leg as a treetrunk when you're holding bag of peanuts?
I might add that it was not the peanuts I was worried about.
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Honest to gosh true story.
I was too young to remember, but the story was told many times.
My dad rescued a baby squirrel from a fallen tree, brought it home and made it a pet, named him Tuesday for the day he was found.
Dad would put a pecan in his pocket, Tuesday would climb down from dad's shoulder, go into his pocket, retrieve the pecan, and return to his shoulder to eat it.
During this time dad would put one in his opposite pocket, Tuesday would return to the first pocket, dig around, then climb back up, go across dad's shoulders and down into the other pocket.

I'm fuzzy about this part, but I think mom discovered that Tuesday had been peeing behind the couch or possibly found nuts stashed in the couch, either way Tuesday was banned from the house.
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