Wordless Wednesday Posted on May 13, 2020 by Debbie A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education. ~Smiley Blanton, American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Hi there, Sweetie! Related
Debbie, I think you already know of my LOVE of squirrels, so I LOVED this!!!!
Lately, I’ve been spending many of my afternoons outside in our parks, just to get some sunshine and fresh air because the weather has been beautiful. Yesterday, I brought a big bag of raw peanuts with me and sat on a bench feeding the squirrels. Urban squirrels are very different than suburban squirrels, in that they are very used to being around humans, so they have no fear of running up to you and taking food out of your hand. At one point, I had about eight squirrels standing all around me, munching on peanuts.
I was in HEAVEN!
Thanks for the smiles, my friend. 🙂 Great photo!
What a cool story, Ron! I can just picture you sitting on a park bench, surrounded by a flock of hungry, chattering squirrels. For somebody who loves the little guys, this must have been heavenly! They really eat out of your hand? Oh, that’s something I’d love to experience.
Glad you enjoyed a peek at this little one — have a wonderful week! xo
You’ve got one, too! My cute little squirrel turned out to be a girl, and eventually I saw a second one who is a boy, so now I have five of these roaming around, challenging the gray ones for peanuts. It’s not quite a three-ring circus yet, but they’re working on it!
Nice to have free entertainment while you’re stuck at home, Linda! We’re seeing more of the little gray squirrels of late. Some even have white markings on their fur. A community to the south of us is famous for its albino squirrels (https://www.ci.olney.il.us/visitors/white_squirrels/fun_squirrel_facts.php)
Maybe the squirrels are more prolific because we humans are inside these days; more likely, it’s because we feed them in exchange for that free entertainment, ha!
We have a squirrel that drives Twiggy up the wall. Today he was sitting on the fence enjoying the chaos he was inflicting on the Little One.
Poor Twiggy. Dallas certainly would’ve agreed. He hated when they’d sit on a tree branch, flick their tails at him, and chatter up a storm!
Exactly. Thanks, Debbie.