Thursday, November 01, 2007

You Are What You Eat

Around here the squirrels can be a bit nutty. They get used to humans and lose much of their fear. This leads to odd behaviors. I have seen squirrels do this in the trees but never like this, on the ground.

In spite of appearances, the little guy did not just come from the tree

It is very hard to avoid assigning human emotions to animals. I don't know if this squirrel was really having fun but it certainly looked that way.

I like squirrels, I think I will take more photos of them.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am no expert on squirrels, but I also have seen them hugging a tree branch from time to time. It's invariably accompanied by a horrible-sounding, screechy wail. I’ve always assumed that it meant the poor thing ate a bad acorn and had a stomach ache or was having trouble passing a hard chunk of something. While I, like you, assign human emotions to animals, I think there are particular sounds that all animals make that can be universally interpreted no matter the species; and that wail is one of them. This one doesn’t have its mouth open, though, so it may just be enjoying the cool ground.

Tue Apr 01, 03:37:00 PM EDT  

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