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Just about every day, I see one of our local ground squirrels climb up on my back fence, and sit there, perched (probably on look-out duty while the others forage for food). I just looked outside . . .

And today there are TWO of them up there! And they had their tails crossed in a way that reminded me of holding hands. OMG THEY ARE SO CUTE! And, of course, my camera is set up in the bathroom for high-speed photography . . . I'm going to try and get some pictures anyway.

*runs to grab camera*

ARGH! They're too smart for me! They can see me walking around in the dining room. One of them ran away before I'd even set up the camera. I did get some photos of the other one, who was first hanging out in one of my empty terra cotta pots. The photos are fairly crap, though, since I took them with my small lens, and through a window. Still, I the squirrel is cute enough anyway for me to post this one photo:

Backyard Squirrel!

I think what I need to do for the future is set up the camera ahead of time, so I can sneak over and just snap the picture. Yeah. That sounds like a good plan for a day when I'm not doing other things with the camera.


May. 9th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
Nope. It's definitely a ground squirrel. It looks sort of squirrel-squirrelly because the photo is so bad . . . if you could see the whole little dude, though, you'd see the speckled fur, and the lack of a "proper" squirrel tail.

We have both kinds here, although I see the ground squirrels a lot more often, as they have a colony in the hills just behind my house. The red (and occasionally gray) squirrels only come in the back once in a great while, on vacation from the front yard. :D
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