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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lunchtime entertainment

While I was fixing my lunch I saw this squirrel grab a gourd that has somehow ended up in my yard. He ran up the tree to the little perching spot that is right outside my kitchen window.He's chomping away at it.
He's working his way all across the top of it, peeling it and dropping the skin to the ground.
A little later I looked out and he had left it up there between the "fingers" of the broken off branch.
About a half hour later I saw him back (I assume it was the same one) and he grabbed it in his mouth and took off down the tree and ran all the way across my yard and into the neighboring yard. They are fun little creatures to watch.
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20 comments:

Cathi said...

What great shots of the squirrel with the gourd!!

Jackie said...

They are entertaining! Fabulous pictures.

Kathy said...

Great nature photography. You caught him at just the right times.

Maria said...

How cute.

karenfae said...

I love watching squirrels too, I have a view of the workshop from my computer - they run over the roof and hop into the trees. Sometimes two or three of them will get into a chase and hide on the roof - it is fun to watch them.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Pat said...

Those photos could be winners in a photography contest. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Pat said...

Linking this so my granddaughter can see it...she will love it!

Gina said...

Cute pictures

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Jane Moxey said...

What an entertaining little fellow. Great pictures!

Vicki W said...

Great photos!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda, Love your great nature shots!!
Thanks!! jmh

Susan said...

Too cute! My grandmother always called squirrels "the children of the woods" -- an apt description of the playful creatures. Thanks for the smile!

Susan said...

Too cute! My grandmother always called squirrels "the children of the woods" -- an apt description of the playful creatures. Thanks for the smile!

Amanda said...

I love your squirrel pictures!!

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
What a cute little moocher! That just shows you how sharp their teeth are -- peeling a gourd!

Hope you are getting your pre-company tasks done and a little sewing, too.

Vicky F

p.s. I meant to ask on an earlier post; did your dad do the aerial photo of your farm, or was that someone else's work?

Rhonda said...

I didn't know they ate gourds....how interesting. We have squirrels here. They eat my bird food and bury acrons all over the yard......when the birds dive-bomb the squirrels they use their long bushy tail like shields. Very funny.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it fun to see that mr/ms. squirrel saw the fingers on that tree branch and used it to his/her advantage. I sometimes wish I was like Dr. Doolittle and was able to talk to the animals... I would ask now did you go home and make room for that gourd before returning to retrieve it ?

And it really would tickle me if it were another squirrel that came in and stole it from it's friend. They are little hoarders I know that for sure.

J~MT

Sherrill said...

As many have already said, those are BEAUTIFUL photos. What a nice view you have out your kitchen window!!

quiltmom said...

Love the squirrel photos- Wanda.
Thanks for letting me know about the acrylic templates on sale- I contacted the lady today and ordered the two basic sets. I thought about ordering the advanced set too but decided I had spent enough on the two sets.Perhaps if I use those two sets I will order some of the speciality sets, Sue was lovely to talk to on the telephone and very accomodating about the shipping.
Blogging can be expensive.
Merry Christmas and best wishes of the season to you and yours.
Warmest regards,
Anna

imquilternity said...

I love watching wild "critters" scamper around! They are just so darned cute. You forget they are wild.