Saturday, September 4, 2010

Camera Critters - Feeding My Squirrel Buddy


Though we are not suppose to feed the squirrels at the gardens, it is always something I enjoy. After all, they do need "good eats" every once in a while. This particular day I brought honey roasted nuts. There were not as many squirrels around as usual, maybe because of the hot weather. So, when I found this little guy in one of the demonstration gardens I decided to let him have the entire bag. He was a bit afraid of me at first but when I piled the nuts in front of him we became instant friends. He even let me take a short video clip of him which you can see below. He was a cutie.





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24 comments:

Ann said...

He is cute and he sure was enjoying those nuts.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Definitely a cutie!

rainfield61 said...

It is a cute little thing. Adorable.

RNSANE said...

Too funny, Jo, my post today was also about the squirrels. This one is great!!

Ann said...

There are no squirrels in New Zealand. I am amazed the way his tail curls to shape his back.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

You give out good treats. I'd follow you around too. Great capture.

EastCoastLife said...

Such a handsome fella! Would love to feed one myself. :)
Happy weekend!

Cher said...

oh, lucky you! my husband loves taking snapshots of squirrels eating but we never get to feed them...

*MrsMartinez* said...

eeeeeeeeeep! so cute! Good thing it didn't walk away from you while you were taking its video! I'm amazed at how fast it chews!
xoxo
MrsM

Linnea W said...

Very cute and he seems to be thoroughly enjoying those nuts! We have two squirrels that live in one of the trees in our backyard. They're so fun to watch as they run around the garden.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

We have squirrels everywhere! They have plenty of natural food to eat in our backyard, so we try hard NOT to feed them.

Self Sagacity said...

I am going to tell on you! LOL. I think sometimes they say that to the protect the animals from people feeding them stuff they could die with. Love the candid shots.

Denise said...

He's lovely, and I enjoyed the video too. Hmmmm....honey-roasted nuts? May I have some please ;)
An English Girl Rambles

chubskulit said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!

DoanLegacy said...

What a wonderful and cute picture of the squirrel. The video is so enjoying to watch!

Mumsy said...

Fantastic shot, and wonderful video!

ruthi said...

i can't blame you... he's so cute. i would feed him too.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thanks to all of you for visiting and sharing your thoughts. I'm glad you liked this little guy or girl. It was fun to share this post with all of you. Have a great weekend everyone.

maiaT said...

What a cute little fellow. I hope, the entire bag of nuts will not make him sick.
You are so lucky that he posed for you for this lovely little video.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the cute curl of this little squirrel's tail! Lovely photo!

Bossy Betty said...

I am such a sucker for squirrels. We have so few here that I seek them out to watch!

lina@happy family said...

So cute. Perfect shot!
Thanks for dropping by...

Sue said...

He is cute & the video is cool too. Thanks for sharing. :)

Manz said...

love how the tail curls against it's back then flicks out... the profile shows it off really nicely. Great photo and fun video.