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Sunday, March 22, 2009

My cute little neighbor

My cute little neighbor, photographed March 2009

Before the last wind storm a couple of months ago, there used to be a huge nest up in the tree branches outside my living room window. Several squirrels just like the one in the picture, above, used to hang out there. Now that the wind has knocked everything loose and there is very little of the original nest remaining, I only see one squirrel up there from time to time. That's him on the picture. I haven't seen his friends back up there yet, or any nest-rebuilding activity. Maybe they're waiting for their building permit or some bail-out money?

Thanks for letting me have this shot, little fellow.

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10 Comments:

Blogger claude said...

Il est trop mignon, c'est sûr. J'ai des écureuils aussi dans mon jardin, mais ils sont statiques et l'un d'eux a souffert du gèle, il faut que je lui refasse une petite santé. Un bien vivant j'en vois toujours un qui passe sous my kitchen windo si vite que mon APN n'a pas le temps de suivre.

1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anthony said...

I have a many of those in my garden. I call them "rats with a nice fur"... ;-)

11:35 AM  
Blogger claude said...

Je repasse car il est vraiment top mi mi.

1:52 AM  
Blogger AphotoAday said...

That is SO cute...
And it must be a hard life getting your house of sticks and leaves knocked about in a storm...

Squirrels can be pests, though... I've had to get them out of my ceiling... They're always looking for a way in... (I'm looking at this cat on my lap -- and starting to think that one succeeded)

3:37 AM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Claude: tu peux garder la photo, si tu veux ;)

Thanks everybody for your visits and comments! much appreciated! :)

11:33 AM  
Blogger claude said...

Je vais te dire comme chez Solange, c'est encore moi, je ne m'en lasse pas (as tu vu sa petite mésange ?)
Ok ! je veux bien la garder la photo, Merci !

1:43 AM  
Blogger oldmanlincoln said...

Excellent photograph. That will be about all they do and then will have babies soon. Although I would say it looks more like a bird's nest than a squirrel's nest. So maybe he is just trying it out for size.

2:20 AM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Oldmanlincoln: Thank you very much for the compliment on the photograph! It was hard to get! :)

Claude: il y en a d'autres si tu veux, different perspectives, sinon, un coup de souris bien placé devrait suffir ;)

1:20 PM  
Anonymous from cali said...

I saw several of these scurrying about last weekend. This is a nice shot and it has a gleam in it's eye like it is posing just for you!

2:00 PM  
Blogger tonton_flaneur said...

Oui Tomate...Your cute little neighbor will eat his way into your house right through the roof and then he will never leave!! Oh, he will invite friends also!! LOL!!

10:10 PM  

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