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Sleepy Squirrel

It pays to look through your camera. I was so caught up with this squirrel’s behaviour that I forgot to take a photo in the earlier seconds.They would have been priceless photos.

What happened:  I saw a squirrel on top of the bird feeder, nothing new, except this one ‘s head was drooped and was starting to lean forward as if he was “nodding off.”  I walked closer and saw that he was doing just that , then spoke to him and he jerked and sat up straight, then he stretched his front feet downward in a big stretch while giving a big yawn, pink tongue showing.

Those were the photos I missed but I like to affirm, or rationalize that I was living in “the moment”. I did click a few more which I will share here:

Second Nod-off

Nodding off again…

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aware that I am present…

So Sleepy

succumbing to sleep…

Squirrel Acknowledges Me a little more alert…

Wide Eyed and Awake

wide-eyed and awake. Now leave me alone!

14 responses

  1. That is such a cute squirrel. You really got some nice photos of it too. He looks cold with the tail over his back like that.

    March 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    • It was a warm day, but we are getting a dump of snow today.

      March 15, 2013 at 11:12 pm

  2. This is adorable!

    March 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    • Thanks for commenting , Julie.

      March 15, 2013 at 11:11 pm

  3. What a fun series of photos! I especially like the succumbing-to-sleep one.

    March 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    • Yes I am happy to have managed to capture the intimacy of that moment.

      March 15, 2013 at 11:10 pm

  4. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    How utterly gorgeous – and all happening outside every day, just living away. Just gorgeous.

    Thank goodness for people like you, who take photos!

    March 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm

  5. What a cute Squirrel Jane!

    March 16, 2013 at 7:29 am

    • character all the way! Thanks for commenting, Mia.

      March 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm

  6. nutsfortreasure

    Yes they are awesome but fierce hunters seen them take off with tiny red ones like yours and poof of feathers told of a lost feathered friend and one night the cat was on the stoop and he came in for her and banged against the door she almost had a heart attack only wants to go out when the dog does now that us what I get for providing tall trees to hunt from and food for the wee ones so now all feeders are tucked close to cover

    March 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    • Squirrels can be total pests and harass the birds and keep them away. It is all part of nature.I still like their antics.

      March 17, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      • nutsfortreasure

        In my yard they get along or I step out the door lol I love watching them as well really all creatures 🙂

        March 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm

  7. What a fantastic moment to experience, Jane! I am a sucker for cute and adorable!

    March 19, 2013 at 8:11 pm

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