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A Squirrelly Visitor

There are Grey Squirrels that live in trees in the small gulch at the end of the property here on the little farm.  I don’t see the squirrels very often.  Every once in a while, a squirrel will run as fast as possible across the grassy shoreline of the pond and over to one of the large Oak Trees.  This is a distance of nearly a quarter-mile.  The squirrels still have a few acorns around to tempt their palates.

I saw one such squirrel here on Jan. 28, 2012.  The squirrel was sitting up in that classic squirrel pose, eating an acorn.  After a few moments, off the squirrel sprinted!  Perhaps the local Red-tailed Hawk was out and about?  Who can say?   In any event, that squirrel lost no time in running across the large open area between the Oaks and that heavily wooded gulch.  I was happy to see the squirrel but do hope that it and its friends and family will stay away from my newly installed bird feeder!  Ha!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "A Squirrelly Visitor" (8)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    they are so dang cute! once again, if you put up feeders, you’d have a bazillion of these guys to watch! 🙂

    • Hi TexWisGirl, You are absolutely right! I’ll pass and hope that the feeder is rather discouraging to the little guys – I brought over the “resistant” model from our lake home. Hopefully we will only have sweet little songbirds dining. Ha! : )
      Have a wonderful Sunday and enjoy the game if you are planning to watch it.

  2. They’re always cute, always fun to watch, and always into something!

  3. Hi Linda, Happy Super Bowl Sunday to you. May the best team win!!! I personally am for the Giants –but I truly just hope it is a good game. Anxious to see some great commercials also!!!

    Squirrels do make great pictures, don’t they?

    • Hi Betsy, Yes, the squirrels are good models for pictures. They like to stand still as they eat and are appealing in posture. I am rooting for the same team as you but have family who are ardent Patriots fans. Personally I do like football but am disappointed that the 49’ers did not get into the Super Bowl. Oh well. Have a wonderful day and enjoy that game!

  4. Very cute pictures!

  5. It is so hard trying to keep the squirrels off the bird feeders. Almost impossible. Cute shots.

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