I noticed last weekend in Kathy's garden that she had peanuts for the birds in plastic containers and she tells me that there are squirrels in the area too, so I wondered aloud to Keith the other day, why the squirrels there don't demolish the peanuts as they do here. This was after I had bemoaned that fact that feeding the birds here is an ongoing battle with the squirrels. No matter what I do, they always manage to grab the lion's share and even having a guided, squirrel-seeking missile in the form of Paddy does not deter them.
"Pretty obvious really," was Keith's reply. "The Sheffield squirrels are thick, unlike the Welsh squirrels who are super-intelligent."
I'll now sit back and await the torrents of abuse I know will be coming my way across the Pennines and all the way west to North Wales....!