Don’t Stand So Close To Me

squirrel close up

Um…… ever hear of personal space?

There are close up photos that are taken with the help of powerful lenses that can be found on most any camera these days…. and then there are photos where no extra zoom is needed because the subject is literally right in your face.  That doesn’t happen very often with the squirrels I deal with, since the critters that roam around my neighborhood and at the park have not been tamed and rightfully distrust most humans.  But occasionally, both photographer and squirrel can find themselves so distracted by something else that neither realizes that the other has suddenly become close enough to shake paws with…

And so it was that while trying to take a picture of something else at the park a few weeks ago, I just happened to glance up at the tree I was standing near and realized a squirrel who was preoccupied with some treat he’d just found was literally within a couple feet of my head!  I casually aimed my camera towards him and got this one good photo of the surprised squirrel before he recognized the potential danger I posed and scurried up higher into the tree.  The face is close enough (especially if you click it to get maximum resolution) to be able to easily spot his bottom tooth as well as the stem hanging out of his mouth that probably is (or was) tied to an acorn!

I’ve got another really cute photo of this same squirrel that I’ll share in a future installment… but for now, enjoy this week’s in your face Saturday Squirrel!

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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19 Responses to Don’t Stand So Close To Me

  1. It almost looks as if he was flossing with some grass. Happy weekend.

  2. it reminds me of Phenny somehow LOL

  3. Quirky Girl says:

    Ha! Can’t a squirrel have a little privacy? Yeesh! 😝

  4. Trisha says:

    He does look a bit surprised! He looks so neatly groomed too. A lot of the squirrels here are looking extremely rumpled and ratty right now. Great shot!

    • Maybe he looked so good because he was on his way to a date. Or perhaps the park has a dress code for the squirrels…. no rattiness or you get an ear notch!

      • Trisha says:

        Lol! Maybe that dress code is in effect here too. I do see a lot of ear notches. One of my favorite squirrels is missing half an ear.

  5. draliman says:

    He needs to watch out a bit more carefully. Good job it was you and not some squirrel-hating madman.

  6. I wish it would stop raining. I might get a pictures of SOMETHING. Squirrels? They must be here somewhere, but it never seems to stop raining for more that 24 hours. I feel WET.

  7. I can see it’s little bottom teeth!

  8. Ally Bean says:

    Good shot. Nothing like a surprised squirrel pic to make my day.

  9. That is a close-up…….catching a squirrel in mid-chew is no small feat! Congratulations…….


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