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Squirrels and beavers - diligent rodents

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Life on and near the swamp this spring has been dominated by hard-working rodents. 

The big gray squirrel has solved the puzzle of one "squirrel proof" bird feeder and is working diligently on the second. 


Having failed to solve the puzzle -- a spring loaded cage which uses the squirrel's weight to shut the openings -- the squirrel has resorted to brute force. He is slowly gnawing away the thick wire from which the feeder is hung. 

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