Sunday, June 1, 2014

Your Sunday Squirrel

I ran into this fellow yesterday.  It was a very nice day.  I wanted to finally get a picture of a squirrel in the sunshine, but aside from stopping here for about half a second, he headed straight for the shade.  It makes sense.  Somewhere wired into their squirrel brains is the survival knowledge that if they're in the full daylight, predators like eagles, hawks and the occasional owl can see them.  I always wondered why they made almost directly for the shade and I guess I've figured it out.  Squirrels are pretty un-fond of open ground, because something is bound to dive down on them, scoop them up and carry them away.     

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