Lord Of The Leaves

Wilson presiding over his kingdom.

Wilson presiding over his kingdom.

sqturday squirrel logoLast Saturday I introduced you to Wilson, an absolutely captivating little squirrel who stole the majority of my attention during a visit to the local park a couple weeks ago.  Wilson was hanging out near the walk-through garden by where the old public swimming pool used to be, and was keeping himself busy with the bushels and bushels full of dead leaves that were piling up around his domain.

Even if you were at the park for reasons other than hoping to take a few squirrel photos, it would have been impossible to walk by Wilson’s garden and not notice him…

Crinkle! Crinkle! Crinkle!

Crinkle! Crinkle! Crinkle!

You could hear the sound of violently rustling leaves from several hundred feet away.  The still photos I took can’t even begin to capture just how adorably amusing it is to watch a squirrel pick up a bunch of leaves and begin fiercely rubbing them all together so fast you wonder if they might catch on fire!  That picture up there is the best of the bunch at attempting to show off Wilson’s leaf wrangling.  Wilson, you are such a little cut-up!  Tell me, just what were you trying to do there?

Sorry, my mother always told me not to talk with my mouth full.

Sorry, my mother always told me not to talk with my mouth full.

Oh well, mere words could never be enough to describe how precious you look as the park leafmaster…

You don't say...

You don’t say…

So cute, so charming, and yet so mysterious.  I have a feeling we’ll be continuing the adventures of this most peculiar Saturday Squirrel throughout the normally brutal month of February.  Hey, wait!  Come back here!  Where are you off to with that bunch of leaves in your mouth!?!?

If you really want to know, you'll just have to come back for more of me next week!

If you really want to know, you’ll just have to come back for more of me next week!

Oh, Wilson.  You have learned the art of the cliffhanger so well from the master…

Have a great weekend everyone!

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About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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23 Responses to Lord Of The Leaves

  1. maybe that’s wilsons way to say LEAVE me alone?

  2. Merbear74 says:

    He looks like a Wilson. The cuteness, it hurts…

  3. draliman says:

    Yay for Wilson! “Hah!” he’s thinking. “I’ll rub some leaves together really really fast for no apparent reason. That’s confuse the hoo-mons!”

    • If squirrels think they’re bring watched while burying food, they’ll go to numerous locations with their nut and only pretend to bury it there. I’ve observed my backyard squirrels do this many times. As for Wilson, he went from leafpile to leafpile once I arrived on the scene, and I do think he was trying to confuse me as to his ultimate goal…. not that I didn’t already know having already seen what he was up to before he noticed me.

  4. What IS with him and the oak leaves? Was he building something? Because I don’t think they are edible. He is a cutie 🙂

  5. Trisha says:

    Wilson is so freakin’ adorable with those leaves! I sometimes see squirrels heading up a tree trunk with a mouthful of leaves and I sometimes hear scuffling in the leaves but I’ve never seen one play in the leaves like this. And how cute that he kept stopping to look your way!

    • I’ve watched nest building in my yard too, and there’s never much playing around with this task. Maybe Wilson was just overcome with how many leaves he had at his disposal and figured some playing around might be fun… which is funny in itself because Wilson always looks so serious in the pics I took of him (Though that’s partly due to the bite/wound he had over his left eye keeping it partially closed)…

      • Trisha says:

        I noticed his eye looked a little funny in the first picture but thought maybe you’d caught him mid blink. I look forward to seeing what he does next!

  6. reocochran says:

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Evil Squirrel. I saw some nuts in the store and thought, if you ate honey roasted whole cashews they are only $2.99 at Walgreens. I bought a bag for my son and one for me. The grandies, daughters and Mom got candy. 🙂 ❤

  7. Oh he is so totally adorable. I think perhaps he is building a nest! 😀

  8. Yup, he’s still cute a week later. 😀

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