Friday, June 4, 2010

Don't Feed The Squirrels


All photos taken at the Botanical Gardens. Funny thing is, everyone feeds the squirrels, it's one of the highlights of hanging out at the gardens.













13 comments:

Autumn Belle said...

The squirrels look so innocent and cute. Hopefully someone does not feed it with the wrong food!

rainfield61 said...

The squirrels at your place are not afraid of human.

They who were found over here are so alert and move away very fast before I get closer.

*MrsMartinez* said...

I thought the squirrels are dangerous. Am I right? I know they are such cuties. But they do have rabies, right?
xoxo

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, they like us humans here. They come up to you and pose for pictures. They are like celebrities :D

Autumn, They are and no one is supposed to feed them but everyone does.

Michelle, They can be if you are aggressive with them or chase them etc... however, here in our parks they are very docile and interact very well with humans. As long as you treat them well, they do the same.

Ann said...

Aren't they cute. Guess that sign is pretty useless huh?..lol

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Ann, completely useless, everyone ignores it :D

betchai said...

wow, great shots, Jo, love that shot where the tail was lit, gorgeous squirrel

RoseBelle said...

A band of squirrel was staring at my family as we were walking in the park one day. We just stopped and didn't move because we didn't want them to attack us. It was a long stand off and finally, my husband said to walk slowly away from them. A few did follow us but they eventually left us alone.

Out on the prairie said...

Think of being in Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC. I followed a group intermittably through the day watching them shoot group photos, often in front of Keep off the lawn signs.Maybe they are afraid they will follow you home for more food.HA!

SquirrelQueen said...

They are adorable. Reading the comments above I can't figure out why so many people are afraid of squirrels. I have been around all types of squirrels in parks and in the wild for many years and have never been attacked. They are naturally curious. The only time they are aggressive is when they feel threatened or they are so used to being fed and they are looking for a handout.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

betchai, the sun was hitting him just right so it looked like his tail was aglow. He was such a cutie and posed for quite a while :)

RoseBelle, they normally do not attack unless they feel threatened. They will come near you waiting for food and when they realize you don't have food they will leave. They are extremely friendly and interact with us humans here all the time. I've seen people not just throwing food at them but actually feeding them, it's adorable.

Prairie, they are little divas here as I call them. They actually do pose for photos, all the time. I have never visited Butchart Gardens and would love to at some point in time.

Squirrel, I agree, they are these most friendly animals here that I've seen. They interact with everyone and if they know you don't have food they leave, unless of course, they are posing for the cameras :D

Icy BC said...

Oh you've got some great pictures of the squirrel there, Jo..

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Icy, he was such a cutie :) Thanks.