After nearly a month of wintry temperatures, we have been experiencing a January thaw here at Nest HQ the past few days, and that meant it was warm enough to take my first morning walk in quite some time. It appeared the local sciurines were just as happy as I was to see the milder temps, because they were out in force. Towards the tail end of my adventure outdoors, I stumbled onto a squirrel as I passed by one of my neighborhood’s world famous crooked light poles who was enjoying the weather so much, he never even paid attention to me approaching him until I was right on top of him. And because of his lack of attentiveness to the enemy with the crappy camera, he gets to be this week’s Saturday Squirrel!
He was standing at the base of the pole, and as I got within a couple feet of him, he finally noticed me and scurried to the other side of the pole…. where he proceeded to play that favorite squirrelly game with me of always staying 180 degrees opposite of me.
As I stood right under him, I shot a handful of halfway decent pics of him. First being the one I led off this post with, and then a couple more as he got to the top of the light pole. Curse my luck that the picture I got of him on the standard itself did not take, but I did get my first squirrel in flight picture as he leaped to the tree branch above, even if it was just a rear view of the exciting acrobatic feat…
I took a couple more snaps of him sitting atop the branch
mocking me going back to his regular squirrel business before I continued on home since somebody was coming up the sidewalk and probably though I was a lunatic for shooting picture under a utility pole…
I can’t help but notice the condition of that wire in the picture above. I think someone’s been getting a little hungry….
Enjoy your Saturday!