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Squirrel Sightings

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The Grey Squirrels are just about the only critters that have been out and about in my yards and on my street during daylight hours in the past few days.  This is the beginning of the Acorn harvesting season for the squirrels here.  We have a lot of Live Oaks on the street so the Grey Squirrels have been very busy at work.  They scurry up and down the large tree trunks and limbs and go way out onto the thinnest of branches.

All this food collecting activity is done to secure a cache of choice Acorns for the squirrels to eat in later weeks.  Of course, we do have mild Winters here in Florida.  Much of this  frenzied food collecting work that these squirrels do, is simply instinctive and not as necessary as is seen in cold climates where food gets scarce in Winter.  I took these pictures on August 10, 2013 in my yards.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  I hope you’ll enjoy!

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  1. i like that balancing act he is doing in the center, and what a good shot of the running,not at all blurred to my eyes! Are you moving again, or was it the other house you have had up for sale?

    • Hi Ginny, I am trying to sell the large lake home we have in Fairfield Glade, TN. Glad you like the pictures of the squirrels here. I am fond of them when they behave! Have a wonderful Thurs. tomorrow!

  2. such cute little rascals! so much smaller and slimmer than our fox squirrels.

    • Hi Theresa, Our squirrels are fiesty and slim. They eat Acorns and a few tie-bits of this and that but very few non-wild foods. Have a great Thursday tomorrow!

  3. Your grey squirrels have much bigger ears then my red squirrels … who are very busy storing food … hoping I beat them to the wild hazelnuts before they get them all like they did last year.

    • Hi Bearyweather, Yes, the squirrels around here are pretty scrawny. Very few residents feed them and many have the more squirrel-resistant types of bird feeders. I do prefer the squirrels that fend for themselves eating wild nuts and seeds and fruits. Hoping you do get your Filberts before the squirrels find ’em! Have an excellent Thursday tomorrow! I appreciate your always nice comments.

  4. No matter what they are doing or what pranks they are up to, squirrels are entertaining, aren’t they!

  5. Hi Linda, I did read once that squirrels love to hide their nuts off and on all year long… BUT–they don’t remember where they hid them. SO–when they find a buried nut to take to their ‘home’ , it may not be one that they actually hid…. SO—guess the squirrels stay busy getting all of the nuts to their nest that they can, no matter who buried them!!!!!! Crazy little critters!!!

  6. Cute, they are rascals. The squirrels here prefer the birdseed, even with all the acorns around. Have a happy day!

    • Hi Seize the Day, I think that the resident squirrels here in Marion County, Florida, are totally cute (but then I also thought the same for the squirrels back in Tennessee). Have a super good Friday tomorrow and welcome!

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