Squirrels In The Park – Trip 5

Ready to trek through the suburban jungle where the wild squirrels play?  It’s time for another Tuesday park squirrel expose, featuring the stars of my fifth trip to the park, which took place on Wednesday September 23, 2015!  Once again, I turn to the first photo from that collection for my title card… and though he’s a bit out of focus, it’s yet another really cute picture of a squirrel somewhat amused that I’m interested in him!

This was on or about on the Autumnal equinox, which is the season where squirrels really shine!  Let’s see what we can find on this retro excursion…

Some nice shadow play here.  The sun’s only been up for a couple hours at this point, so it’s still pretty low in the sky…

Ewwwwww!!!!!  It’s a pile of barf!!!!

No, wait.  There’s just a fungus among us….

Awwwww, what an innocent little cutie chomping on a big nut…. right?

Bombs away!

Wrong!  Apparently, stopping to take several pictures of this guy got on his last nerve.  As I turned away to seek out other squirrels, something slammed on the ground right in front of me!  This little bastard chucked his nut at me when I wasn’t looking!  Quite a statement against the paparazzi..

Yeah, I see you up there!  Don’t get any ideas from that last hooligan…

One of my favorite quizzical squirrel looks ever.  I like how his head, tilted at a 45 degree angle, almost seems like an extension growing out of the bark…

Happy as a squirrel in shit!  OK, it’s not really shit.  But the squirrel is definitely happy…

Is that a touch of Fall color I see?  A squirrel will enhance any photo of the leaves, regardless of the color of the foliage…

WTF!?!?

This.  This is one of the most hilarious photos of a squirrel I have ever taken!  Did this squirrel really run down the tree so fast that he head planted and got stuck in the ground?  It sure looks like it…. but no, this illusion is made possible by that small “hill” you saw in a photo last week.  The mound is in the foreground, and is obscuring the head of the squirrel, who is climbing down the tree several feet behind the hill…

The camera didn’t focus on the squirrel in this photo since it was already halfway behind the tree it was running in…. but what it did focus on it pretty cool in itself!  Hopefully that web wasn’t spun to catch a squirrel…

Not one, not two, but THREE squirrels in ACTION!!!

Do you think people really want to look at those blurry pictures of grayish furry objects?

Oh, who asked you?

Another happy squirrel laying down in the best seat in the house…

The chase is on!

And on….

Another cute squirrel in front of a leafy background.  And that spot where the sun in shining really shows off that ear notch that so many of the park squirrels bear…

This guy must use the same color spray tan as You Know Who…

Oh no! Please don’t mention that guy!

Oops!  Sorry…

Now, what was I thinking about before you frightened me with Orange Face?

What’s that squirrel’s problem, anyway? We don’t care about human politics…

Neither do I.  All I care about is getting cute squirrel photos.  Would you like to be one of them?

What!?!? Me!?!? Cute!?!?

That’s the spirit!  And another one of my all time greats…

Hey! Google Maps said this road didn’t dead end!

Well, looks like we’ve reached the end of the road for this week’s park trip!  Join me again next Tuesday… and you may want to bundle up!  It’s the only one of these twenty trips I ever made during the dead of winter….

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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22 Responses to Squirrels In The Park – Trip 5

  1. Rivergirl says:

    So many good shots here. A veritable squirrel photo flood. Ostrich squirrel is a classic. Love the second to last. And I’m sorry to say, but nut throwing squirrel has filed a restraining order.

  2. Awwww – a great batch of squirrel cuties…….and that “triple” squirrel photo is one of those tough captures – when I am watching multiple squirrels flying around and up into a tree they just move too quickly to photograph……on the ground they tend to run in a straight line – QUICKLY. You obviously have the technique down since you get lots of great shots. I guess I’ll just continue to enjoy them from my rocking chair on the front porch instead of stalking them in our woods with my elderly digital camera!

    Pam

    • I’ve got a photo of three squirrels chasing each other on a wire too, and it wound up blurry too. Can they just sit still for a moment? It’s like trying to take a class photo in kindergarten!

  3. oh the pile was interesting!!! you have an eye for the little things what make the big difference… odder it to NC… they will pay a lot …

  4. One of these cuties tried to hit you with a nut, how clever he was. The all are so cute all!

  5. OMG I’m having a bout of toxic cute overload.

  6. Grace says:

    What Me Cute photo – Love!

  7. That is one great collection of squirrel pix! Did he really chuck his nut at you? I didn’t know they did that. Aggressive squirrels in the park? Arrest that squirrel!

    • Squirrels will definitely throw things. They have vestigal thumbs that allow them to grip things better than most other critters. I remember when I would go in my backyard and the squirrels would hightail it up into the tree…. then it would start “raining” unripe acorns.

  8. You sure that first guy is interested or just sizing up any weaknesses? 🐿

  9. draliman says:

    My fave is third from last. Look at him there, clinging to the little branch!
    What with getting nuts thrown at you, I didn’t realise you took such risks to bring us our Saturday Squirrel!

  10. ES, You definitely got some awesome shots! So you’re known as Paparazzi among the squirrel village, eh? You’re lucky you just got beaned by a nut! Ha! Mona

    • I think the paparazzi can sell their creeper photos for money. Nobody has offered me anything for my candidly cute squirrel pics yet. And yet, I still risk life and limb to take them…

  11. Trisha says:

    You get so many great pictures of squirrels up in the trees! We have so many evergreens with low branches that I don’ get to see what’s going on up in the trees much. And the squirrels never seem as interested in me as they are in you when you have your camera out. I love the curious look so many of them have!

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