I saw this young squirrel come dashing across the backyard today while I was sitting out under the buckeye tree watching the activity at the bird feeder.
This half-grown youngster must have seen me sitting there and made a mad dash for the base of the buckeye tree where he could jump into the hostas for protection. I’ve always wanted to get a shot of a squirrel in mid-leap.
I’m really not fond of all the gray squirrels that inhabit the backyard, and plunder the bird feeders on a daily basis. But young animals have a charm that is irresistible, and this one gave me a variety of very photogenic looks that begged to be posted here.
He is a cautious youngster, popping his head out from behind the tree to check on whether I’ve moved or not.
Thinking about whether it’s safe to climb that tree with me sitting there about 15 feet away.
Still checking me out…a little further up the tree.
One of those “if I can’t see you, then you can’t see me” moments.