Dalek treat for birds and squirrrels on the table

Daily Echo: Dalek treat for birds and squirrrels on the table Dalek treat for birds and squirrrels on the table

SQUIRRELS and birds clearly weren’t in fear of being exterminated as they tucked into this nut-covered Dalek!

The unusual treat, on a bird table in Hampshire, was created by pensioner Victoria Baker.

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She used an old Dalek toy from her grandson, and covered it with hundreds of peanuts and sunflower seeds.

“I used melted brown sugar and peanut butter to act as glue,” said Mrs Baker, 87, at her home in Lyndhurst, in the New Forest National Park.

“It took several hours to complete, but I’m very happy with the result, as are the local squirrels and birds!”

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Mrs Baker and 10 year-old grandson Charlie sat at the window watching, as the first grey squirrel confronted the foot-high dalek, complete with nut-packed plunger.

“The animal was very nervous to start with, but soon realised one of his favourite foods was on offer,” she said.

“Once he knew the Dalek was not going to exterminate him, he started tucking in.

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“Pigeons, robins, thrushes and blue tits followed quickly.”

Mrs Baker said she had watched Doctor Who since it began in the sixties, first with her children, then with her grandchildren.

The hit BBC showcelebrated its fiftieth anniversary last year. New Doctor Peter Capaldi will start filming a new series of the show this month. But fans will have to wait until autumn before it hits our screens.

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