Daily Archives: March 24, 2013

Feeling Squirrely

No, it’s not me that’s feeling squirrely, although I have been known to act that way from time to time.  😉

I discovered a new little squirrel friend frolicking in the branches of the tree outside my bedroom window this morning.  And I had a wonderful time watching him and trying to photograph him as he scampered about the branches.

He was being a bit camera shy and elusive at first, when I caught this little “on the look-out” shot of him.  He blends in well with the tree here, and did a pretty good job at trying to be incognito.

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And he also appears to possess first-rate aerobatics skills…

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Here I caught him as he was sitting up on his hind legs with his front ones tucked against his chest.  I like how he has his head tilted a bit off to the side, shyly looking my direction with his one eye.  So sweet.

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But now that I think of it, he sort of looks like he’s begging here.  Well, I’m not falling for his cuteness, and if he sticks around, he darn well better keep his grubby little paws away from my veggies this summer!  I certainly don’t want a repeat of my “Adventures in Gardening Part 21 ~ That Thieving Squirrel: The Epic Battle Continues…”

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This is my favorite one that I took of him, snapped just before he scurried away.

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Although my little visitor this morning wasn’t agitated like the squirrel in this video, this was the sound he was making while I was photographing him, so I’m thinking he must really dislike his picture being taken.  Or maybe he was just feeling squirrely…  😉

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