I can be oblivious to what’s going on outside when I’m in my computer room immersed in whatever it is I’m doing, so it was only when I wandered into the hall to head for the bathroom yesterday that I heard the sound of a lawnmower. For whatever reason, I went into my bedroom and peeked out the window to survey the situation. The house across the ditch from me had a crew mowing their lawn. No big deal, right?
But in looking out the window, something caught my eye on the trunk of my oak tree…
At first, I thought it might just be a trick of perspective…. but the more I looked at the squirrel that seemed upset by the lawnmowers, the more I realized its small size was no illusion.
I HAD A BABY SQUIRREL!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don’t mean literally me…. but you know, I’d never seen a squirrel that little before! Sure, I’ve seen adolescent squirrels before that were noticeably not fully matured…. but this guy was so noticeably diminutive that he was probably still part of the semi-perpetual nest that’s in that tree!
He didn’t move around much at first…. mainly just roaming around the same area on the tree’s trunk. But the more he moved, the more his youthful appearance was obvious!
Eventually, he slowly climbed his way back up towards the fork where the nest is…
Cute little thing, isn’t he?
You could be, I didn’t ask.
But I did get a whole lot of pictures of this guy in the 40 minutes or so I watched him from both of my back windows! And I’m sure going to watch out for more of this little one now that I know he’s out there! If you think he’s cute here, just wait and see the rest of the baby album as I slowly reveal it!
Be prepared to have the next handful of Saturday Squirrel features taken over by Baby Squirrel!!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!
how very cute!
So sweet! Wish we had more grey and less Red Devils.
Gosh that is one tiny little guy (or gal) indeed. A few years ago we had a pair of squirrels who had a bumper crop of babies – they would “explore” out of their nest very slowly but in a straight line that wound wind around the tree slowly to stretch those little legs then head back to the nest when Mom called them. Then there were three………then two……….then………….. I worry about them because our woods are full of hawks and owls. Anyway, you will have a lot of fun watching this one “up close” !!!
Aww what a cutie, baby squirrel, even as annoyed as it was with the noise. You could tell by how it held its ears. Poor thing 🐿
That’s the most adorable squirrel I’ve seen all day. But it’s the only squirrel I’ve seen all day too, given that squirrels don’t live up here. If they do, I suspect they become tasty snacks for the hawks, owls and other wild predators roaming about. Thank you for sharing YOUR baby squirrel with me. Adorable. Simply adorable! ❤
Absolutely adorable! I hope you see more of the little fella. Our baby squirrel is quite grown up now, and still running around our yard, eating the walnuts that are falling off the trees:-)
A real cutie no doubt. 🐿
Cuteness x 10!!! So sweet ❤
Awwww, he’s so tiny! And so, so adorable. Almost every fall we have a baby squirrel or two hanging around but they’re always a little older. This year’s is just a little smaller than a fully grown squirrel. It’s mostly his clueless behavior that gives him away as a newbie. I look forward to seeing more of your adorable baby. I gotta go look at those baby pics again!
A baby squirrel! Oh my goodness. It is soooooooooooooooo cute. That is just precious.
They are adorable when they are little. We had a slew of them early in the spring. Now we have two slews — Gray and Red squirrels, and of course, tiny little chipmunks.
Quite a cute little chap. Give it time, he’ll be meeting up with the other young ‘uns, hanging round on street corners, causing mischief…
Yep, that’s a baby. I used to have them at my feeder. He’s adorable.
Absolutely freakin’ awesome. ❤