Saturday, August 14, 2010

Nuts for Squirrels

Little girl...  Little girl!
 Don't touch that squirrel's nuts, it'll make him crazy!
~Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (movie)

Around here we love squirrels. I know, most people think they are rats with cuter tails but I think there's something special about the little rodents. I've been trying to make our yard squirrels as tame as the park ones. I love how they'll come right up to you and take nuts out of your hand.

Park Squirrels

Yard Squirrels


Faerie Moon Creations said...

I just love squirrels, too! You got some fabulous photos. I love the little guy in your yard next to the tree, standing there with a little treat in his mouth. Too cute! And the one in the park looks absolutely amazed that someone is offering a peanut..."why, thank you!" Too CUTE!!! Theresa

Judy said...

I love squirrels! One snowy April morning years ago our cat brought us 2 baby squirrels only 2 weeks old. We raised and released them,it was an amazing experience. We learned that nuts and peanuts are like candy to them,not the healthiest diet.

Marydon said...

I get such a kick out of them. Yesterday one tried to climb the sunflower stalk ... then decided 'not so'. Entertainment is cheap ...

Have a wonderful PS summer weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Kath said...

We get lots of squirels in our present garden, but also a rat, who climbs up on the nit feeder meant for the birds. I wonder if he watched the squirrels doing it? In our new garden, we have a large walnut tree, so more squirrels there I'm sure!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I am the official squirrel whisperer. I love them. They are all over the botanical gardens out here and they interact and are so friendly with us two legged creatures. I actually took some of those ritz crackers with the peanut butter insides and fed the squirrels the other day and they loved them. They went crazy for them to a point where I was chase for a bit. It was so cute.

Your shots are adorable :)

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Sure they can make pests of themselves but I always thought they were cute! And I always brake for squirrels I don't care if people make fun of me for it.

There are squirrels just up the road from my place and yet I have never seen a squirrel on my property. Although...I'm surrounded by open fields so that could be why.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

They always seem so bright, so agile, always fun to watch!