This Fall has been full of many mild, sunny days that has really yielded an abundance of squirrel activity. I can step outside just about any time with my camera and capture one of them doing something. Thursday, I waiting in my front door for one of them to come scampering out somewhere in my view, when I caught some movement out of my peripheral vision… and not in a place I was expecting!
I haven’t! It’s a space I’ve long been waiting to cover on my squirrel photo bingo card. Up until I had the trees in my yard trimmed last December, my roof was used by squirrels all the time as an overpass from my front yard tree to the backyard oak. But I was never in a position to get a picture of one of them up there. So I was really surprised to see this guy had invaded my neighbor’s roof. Their backyard tree is practically the squirrel projects, and has been for many years, and it must have rooftop access now, as that’s the only way he could have gotten up there…
Squirrels aren’t picky. They’ll happily scarf up a treat right out of the gutter…
Whatever, pal. Who would have ever thought I’d have to scrounge through the gutter to find another spunky little Saturday Squirrel…
Have a great weekend everyone!
After all these years, they still find new ways to amuse me…
What cute little rooftop squirrels! Happy Saturday! 🙂
Thanks! Who knew there were treats up there?
As long as your neighbors never clean their gutters – this little guy and all his mates have a permanent all you can crunch on buffet available 24/7 !!
Now that the secret’s out, maybe the squirrels will clean the gutter for him by removing all of the building materials and edibles!
Gosh – if only it were that simple…..gutter-cleaning squirrels would be SO nice!
That ‘guy’ (gal?) is a fat and sassy little one. Obviously he/she has stored up well for the coming winter. Those leaves would make a very fine nest, layers and layers of insulation and probably no drafts coming through either! What great shots too, especially that close up. And a very beautiful tail to wind it all up..
Now that the leaves are almost all gone, I can see the squirrel nests in the trees really well. I’m amazed they can work the stuff they scavenge into a nest that will survive the winds… especially this year where it’s been extra windy.
Maybe eating out of the gutter but he’s nicely padded for the winter. 🙂
“Nicely padded” is such a polite way to call a squirrel fat!
But oh…. those clogged gutters make me twitch.
At least with those gutters, a leaf blower would do the trick. Mine would have to be dynamited…
Awwwwww. What a cutie. It looks like it is giving you the what-for. LOL.
I wouldn’t want people taking pictures of me while I was eating either… of course, I’m not that cute shoving food in my face.
Those are some great squirrel shots Evil, the little looks like he’s actually posing for the camera, lol.
It always looks like that… but I assure you the little rascals aren’t that cooperative! If they knew, they’d flip me off and run!
“The Squirrel Projects – now with rooftop access!” That’ll bring in the squirrel crowds.
And penthouse dining! The last thing I need is a bunch of snobby squirrels moving in…
A room with a view–I’ll bet he can see for miles while he munches his treats!
He can watch the trains go by down past the end of my street. A freight train crossing is almost like a visit to the art museum…
All that beautiful graffiti certainly helps pass the time when it’s a slooooow train!
Good eye and nice capture!
We have a lot of squirrels too this year. I think they did a lot of Family Living in our oak trees. And the very first place they came to eat was our house. Hmm.