Photographing wildlife can be a quite fun, fulfilling, and even dangerous hobby. Many of the pictures I’ve taken of my bushy tailed little friends have come from the relative safety of one of my rear windows that overlooks the backyard jungle. Every once in a while, though, I load up the camera and venture to the city park where the squirrels are wild, free and plentiful. Among the many suburban furry creatures I ran into while on safari this past Wednesday morning was the critter I’m featuring as this week’s Saturday Squirrel.
I wasn’t but maybe 15 feet or so below him taking pictures as he made a meal out of a huge nut he scored. I managed a couple of nice shots of him before he finally noticed me…
Shortly after his gaze first met the lens of my camera, he hightailed it up tree and well out of my view. Once I realized I wouldn’t be getting anymore pictures of him, I turned around and started to walk away to look for more photogenic prey to stalk. That’s when I heard something hard hit the ground not even a foot to my left.
The ungrateful little bastard threw his nut at me!!!!!!!!!!!
Crikey! Now I know how Steve Irwin felt! Fear not, however, I will not allow this spirited sciurine to keep The Squirrel Hunter from bringing home more spectacular images for your Saturday enjoyment.
Have a great weekend everyone, and keep an eye to the skies!