Squirrel, or rat, or both? These devils (or maybe, just this one very healthy territorial defender) have been emptying our varmint proof bird feeder as fast as we can fill it, almost. This model is designed to close the food hopper when weight is on the perch in the front. But I bet they never expected a critter to eat from the back, hanging by his tail, did they? Thieving gymnast.
Many times during the day I see this image through the kitchen window. Sometimes he is hanging by his tail while munching away, and sometimes he's grabbing another cheekful, but either way he's packing it in like there's no tomorrow. It also has become evident that this animal's less popular cousin has been dining here at night, and that's just not cool. Measures will be taken.
Thank goodness I didn't see this creature out there. Then I'd have really freaked.