Because I’m too lazy to ever trim the low hanging branches from my backyard oak tree, there’s a veritable wooden jungle gym hanging six to ten feet off the ground out my window. Every once in a rare while, one of the many exciting squirrel chases that my tree hosts will take place in these flimsy lowlands… and it never ceases to be yet another amazing demonstration of the uncanny arboreal abilities of the common squirrel as the rodents will hop from twig to twig with barely a misstep or broken branch. How in the hell they do this, I don’t know… but it’s fun to capture on
film memory card!
I was treated to one of these eye level flying circuses about a month ago… and while I missed much of it while trying to fetch my camera… I did get a couple of nice pics of the finale like the one above. Also, this nice establishing shot showing that the chasee has a little something in his mouth his pursuer might be interested in…
Careful guys! While I love the show you’re putting on for me… I don’t want anyone getting hurt!
I don’t know if my home insurance would pay the vet bills for squirrels falling out of trees. Thankfully, I won’t have to find out as our two acrobatic Saturday Squirrels both made it out of this game of branch hopping safe and sound and ready to chase tail another day!
Have a great weekend everyone!