The Trees Are Alive

Hours of entertainment for the entire squirrel family.

Hours of entertainment for the entire squirrel family.

I get a lot of compliments here for the many awesome squirrel photos I manage to capture, which I always very humbly accept.  Some wonder how I’m able to get so many cute pictures of the little rascals.  No, I’m not a squirrel whisperer who can get them to strike a pose for sqturday squirrel logome by merely asking, nor am I in any way extraordinarily lucky.  I merely take advantage of the fact that I am often surrounded by squirrels who are very rarely boring.  You know that saying about how if you get a million monkeys situated at a million typewriters, one of them will eventually write something that gets Freshly Pressed?  Well, the same theory applies to squirrel photography.

I took this picture at the park back in May.  Here you see four squirrels all in the same shot enjoying this tree behind the softball diamond.  Our park is absolutely brimming with sciurines, enough so that in a span of about an hour and a half, I had taken almost 300 photos of just squirrels!  And if you’ve watched squirrels for any period of time, you know their hyperactive antics put on quite a show and often get the furballs in such interesting and cute positions.  A persistent photographer will never fail to strike gold time and time again.

One of those four squirrels shortly before I took the tree picture.

One of those four squirrels shortly before I took the tree picture.

These guys always reward me for the time I spend taking pictures of their everyday routines for my Saturday Squirrel feature!

Have a great weekend everyone!


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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17 Responses to The Trees Are Alive

  1. the running squirrel reminds me of a song… Fox on the run by The Sweet (don’t google that song it’s a brainless thingy what sticks in your head furever&ever)…

    • OMG! I absolutely love that song! It’s one of my favorites of the whole 70’s! Ballroom Blitz is nice, but Squirrel on the Run is the song Sweet should be remembered for…

  2. Mental Mama says:

    You do seem to know all the best locations for getting pictures of the furry ones and you have a great eye for photographic composition. 🙂

    • I think it’s the blog… I don’t remember constantly attracting squirrels until I became fascinated with them. I think they secretly are little attention hos that know I can get them on the internets. I still can’t get one of them to not run away when I approach it, though…

  3. Photographing wildlife takes a lot of patience. And having the camera in your hand, ready to shoot when the picture is there. Two out of two for the Evilest Squirrel!!

  4. Trisha says:

    I absolutely love the photo of the squirrel flying above the grass! And, four in one tree – that’s awesome! I have a hard time capturing them when they’re in the trees. They must be much more abundant at the parks near you than they are at parks here. But truly you must be a bit of a squirrel magnet too. I think you are a squirrel whisperer, whether you realize it or not!

    • I’ve made three park excursions now, and I’m always shocked at how many there are. They’re almost unavoidable! I’m sure it helps our park is loaded with trees… and lots of TALL trees…

      The symmetry of that running squirrel picture is what makes it for me! He looks a bit like the Greyhound logo…

      • Trisha says:

        He does look a bit like the Greyhound logo! He should be the logo for something. It’s such a classic squirrel move but one that is usually too quick to catch on camera.

  5. with the sound of scritches. 😀

  6. Lynda says:

    Lately, my squirrels have all been bellying up to the chicken troughs and getting so full they are now waddling about. No chasing about the tree trunks or flying across the lawns. Just waddling. OH WAIT! Does falling off the branches and landing 20 feet below count as acrobatics? I didn’t think so… Though I must admit they astound when they get right up and waddle back up the tree! 😉

    I don’t tell you often enough, but I really enjoy your squirrel shots. 😀

    • The fat squirrel circus would be a sight to see! They sure can’t stick a landing like a cat can, but they’re just as resilient regardless of how high up they tumble from. I always expect them to channel Pee Wee Herman… getting right back up, brushing themselves off, and saying “I meant to do that!”

      And thank you!

  7. markbialczak says:

    This beats ‘Three Men and a Baby,’ Bill. And the bottom guy runs like a gazelle! Sweet Saturday stuff here.

  8. PigLove says:

    I’m sorry what? I couldn’t get past your big balls – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

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