Thursday, June 3, 2010

Adventures of the Red Squirrel

Time to lighten things up on my blog!

So how did this Red Squirrel end up exhausted and laying down on my deck railings? To get the answer to that, we have to go back in time....





Here he is munching on some peanuts. Now where did he get those.....






Oh yeah, by cramming his plump little body into my tiny little bird feeder! One thing I do have to say, he was pretty neat. Notice how he placed the empty seed shells outside the feeder.

23 comments:

Powell River Books said...

He may be a worn out peanut thief, but he's darn cute! - Margy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Lol! We have a squirell PROOF feeder...and it really works. There are feeders out that that say the are squirrel resistant, but ours really if squirell proof. Email me if you want a link to the site Shelley...
Hugs,
Penny

Mildred said...

He really is cute - we often see squirrels "spread out" like that on top of our bird houses! Looks like you caught him with the evidence!

grammy said...

cute pictures
he is indeed neat
once when my son was a toddler we fed a squirrel a slice of apple. It ate it all but the skin. Son says, "why do I have to eat the peels...he doesn't?" (o:

Just a little something from Judy said...

He heard, via the nature hotline that you are one amazing photographer. He thought that now is his chance to star. He was right, that cute little guy!

Jen said...

I'll trade you squirrels.

itsJUSTme said...

hahaha! Well my squirrels lay right down in my bird feeders and shovel the seeds in!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is a squirrel after my own heart; he is a NEAT freak!!!

Lydia said...

That's too cute!! I've watched the squirrels hang upside down by their tails to get to my bird feeder. They are too funny.

Daisy said...

Nice to see one who knows how to keep things tidy! HA!

Dar said...

We have lots of these 'cute' lil fellas around the house and the cabin stuffing their cheeks with whatever we offer. I love to watch them gorge, run and hide seeds, then come back for more, over and over and over again. I do NOT like when they plant the seeds in my planters tho, so I cover them with stones. It works and I still can enjoy their journeys.
Blessya

The Retired One said...

hhaaaaahahaaa....
I hope the little thief left you a big tip for having to bus his table from those shells.ha
Adorable photos,Shelley!

Prim2Pink said...

We don't have any squirrels in our neighborhood. I've heard that they can be quite pesky. You couldn't tell that from this cute picture. LOL

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your pictures today made me smile. He is such a cute little squirrel thief :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Debbie said...

I was so sad to read your previous post. Its such a shame. I wish I had my incubator to give you to use before they got cold. *hugs*

Now this little guy is a cutie! I love seeing him laying down on his belly like that.

*hugs*
Debbie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My..... What would bloggers do without pictures of squirrels to put on their blogs???? So far, I have refused to photograph any of our squirrels... Of course, your red ones are cuter than our old gray ones...
Hugs,
Betsy

Charli and me said...

LOL..... what a cute post! Your photos are amazing. Have I told you lately how much I enjoy coming here? I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

The Early Birder said...

Shelley. We once had a neighbour who fed Grey Squirrels and they were very, very tidy..they threw all the peanut cases over our side of the fence!! Have a great weekend. FAB.

John Poole said...

Oh, sure. Your squirrels are all cute and well behaved and clean up after themselves, while my marauding grays break-in uninvited and leave a mess! ;-)

Very amazing photos, though. Your nature photography is definitely a cut above all the rest!

~John

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley he may well be the cutest little red squirrel I have seen in awhile! Great shots too. We have alot of greys this year and our red squirrels are not to be seen. Hope they are busy raising babies.

Monica@The White Bench said...

Soooo cute! Amazing shots too!
Hugs,
Monicax.

NW Nature Nut said...

He is too cute!

Catherine Holman said...

You should do a grouping of photos of all the wildlife from your property to hang in the cabin.
Hugs,
Cathie