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Old 03-28-2013, 07:46 AM   #31
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This is not theft!!!!

It is part of the contract Disney has with squirrels to provide entertainment to Guests! They are officially allowed to accept food from Guests only if the Guest is not aware they are feeding the squirrel.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:05 AM   #32
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This is not theft!!!!

It is part of the contract Disney has with squirrels to provide entertainment to Guests! They are officially allowed to accept food from Guests only if the Guest is not aware they are feeding the squirrel.
The squirrels need to renegotiate that contract if it lists Wendy's fries as 'food'.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:09 AM   #33
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My last trip, I was waiting for Off Kilter and there was this squirrel running around the area. He started running up people's legs begging for food. Luckily for me it was December and a little cool. I had long pants on when he tried begging from me. He seemed to understand the word "NO"
Yep, I met this guy in January. I was sitting eating my fish & chips, waiting for DH to arrive with his non-fish lunch. The squirrel came running along the bench towards my meal. I wondered how close he would get- well, he would have climbed into my lap and taken the fry right out of my hand if I hadn't very firmly told him to get lost!

Another place for smart squirrel watching is in the Animation Courtyard at DHS. I've seen them take a 1/4" gap in a zipper and open the whole bag right up, taking out anything and everything edible.

The cranes are troublesome and also the ducks. At Epcot, a little girl leaned over the fence to give a duck something to eat. Well, it snapped her hand while grabbing the food. I could tell she wanted to wail but she had just been told to stay away from the ducks so she bit her lips and sucked it up. I wanted to say, "Serves you right!" but I didn't. It's really the fault of everyone who ignores the signs not to feed the wildlife. That's why they get so aggressive.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:17 AM   #34
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Never mind the squirrels! How about those birds who pilfer food from the strollers at MK? I've seen those tiny thieves rifle through popcorn, snacks, etc. While folks are on rides. I'll bet they have no idea their food has been tampered with. --worse yet, I've had a hotdog stolen out of the bun just as I was about to eat it -- by a seagull!!!
Not at Disney, but we had a seagull fly down and steal my DS pizza when he got up to get a napkin. The funniest part was watching him swallow the whole slice of pizza whole. The thing was like a tiny trash compactor.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:22 AM   #35
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Now that's funny!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:09 AM   #36
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I was at Blizzard Beach on a quiet day in January (It was right after New Years so BB was the only quite park that trip). There were bird there that stayed just a table away and were looking like they were just waiting for me to turn my back to pounce on my food.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:41 AM   #37
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Never mind the squirrels! How about those birds who pilfer food from the strollers at MK? I've seen those tiny thieves rifle through popcorn, snacks, etc. While folks are on rides. I'll bet they have no idea their food has been tampered with. --worse yet, I've had a hotdog stolen out of the bun just as I was about to eat it -- by a seagull!!!
That reminds me of the time my dh and I were in EPCOT. This was back in 2008 but we had just gotten some ice cream, Mickey ice cream to be exact, and this seagull swooped down and stole it right out of my hand!!!! It was one of those moments where you're thinking "did that really just happen???" It's hilarious now when I think about it.

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Old 03-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #38
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Sitting outside at cosmis rays one afternoon the lady sitting at the table beside us sat her chcikn salad down and went to grab something. In a second a seagull hopped over and snagged a piece of chickn and flew off.
So i guess they are cannabals lol!!
Birds are. I have a macaw parrot, who loves chicken anyway it's cooked.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:01 AM   #39
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Never mind the squirrels! How about those birds who pilfer food from the strollers at MK? I've seen those tiny thieves rifle through popcorn, snacks, etc. While folks are on rides. I'll bet they have no idea their food has been tampered with. --worse yet, I've had a hotdog stolen out of the bun just as I was about to eat it -- by a seagull!!!



We have totally witnessed this. In January 2011, we saw one of those birds steal a guys fish as he was walking away from Yorkshire. My husband and I died laughing, but felt so bad for him. The CM gave him a new order.
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I realize that I am being pedantic, but a bird that eats other kinds of birds is not cannibalistic any more than we are when we eat a hamburger.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:17 AM   #41
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That's funny about the squirrels, what smart little critters!!
When I bought my funnel cake at Epcot the lady warned me not to eat it out in the open as the seagulls will swoop down and steal it right off the plate Lucky for us there was a table w/ an umbrella close by
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:22 AM   #42
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this thread has me cracking up!!!! Squirrels and birds can be so naughty!!! LOL Now I'm going to be paranoid when we have our stroller down there.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:33 AM   #43
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My friends were at AK and saw a squirrel run into a store and steal a snickers bar and run back out and up a tree with it.
This made me laugh out loud! I wonder if they prefer snickers or if that was the easiest to grab and go?
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:43 AM   #44
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I realize that I am being pedantic, but a bird that eats other kinds of birds is not cannibalistic any more than we are when we eat a hamburger.
That was one of the issues we had with that group of people at AK. And thank goodness I had it quotes.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:43 AM   #45
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Those squirrels in Epcot are funny animals. One played dead for me when I was down in January. I was playing with him and petting him. And mind you I had no food to give him or anything. They are awfully cleaver animals in that park lol
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