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The Bird Feeder Brawl

Brian Pelkey

Saint Regis Falls, United States

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The WSWF (World Squirrel Wrestling Federation) hosted the widely anticipated “Bird Feeder Brawl” yesterday. It was a Steel (and wood) Cage match between two former "chomp"ions. Cameras shouldn’t have been allowed into the event because the inclement weather and dismal lighting made high speed photography nearly impossible. The match was over faster than a flash could be forced. The Herminator (just out of prison for stealing peanuts last year) was declared the winner in less than a second after he tossed “Bucky” onto his back against one of the steel chain corner posts. Not really a need to hope for a rematch, because anyone that knows red squirrels realizes that it is nearly impossible to prevent them from eating all the bird food. “Squirrel proof feeders” are just a myth perpetuated by squirrels.

Only feelings were hurt during the taking of this photograph..I think? I’d like to make two points:

1) This action is unbelievably fast…far too fast for the human eye to see. One second after this photo was taken, these two squirrels could be out of the feeder and many meters away.

2) If you have ever seen this type of interaction, for heaven’s sake, put some food out for the animals! They are starving! LOL

I thought the feet up in the air and the pinned back ears made this photo just too priceless not to share.

Don’t enlarge this just gets worse!! LOL

Taken within the Adirondack State Park in Upstate, NY…where the locals pay huge taxes so that the world can enjoy the beauty. :)

As of 1/18/12 – 124 views. Thank you!

See more of my Adirondack landscape and wildlife photos at It is my desire to showcase the beauty found in the Adirondacks and advocate the preservation of wildlife. Thank you for looking. Have a great day!!!

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