It took until, naturally, Groundhog Day for us to get our first real snow of the season… and it was a doozy. It fell a bit short of the forecasts, thankfully, since 8-12 inches was being bandied about a lot… but it was still a pretty good hit of the white stuff (More on that tomorrow).
Apparently, it was too much snow for the squirrels, as even a full day after the last flakes fell, there were hardly any critter tracks at all in my front or back yards… and none while I was watching. At least until late yesterday afternoon, just as the sun was setting, I was able to get a few pictures of this guy. That snow has to be really cold to be burying your head in, dude!
OK, I guess that peanut was totally worth this week’s Saturday Squirrel risking brain freeze by diving deep into the frozen tundra of Evil Squirrel’s Nest….
Have a great weekend everyone!
He deserves his prize – quite a dig to achieve some peanut success! Occasionally persistence pays off………..
I doubt I’d stick my nose in the snow for a peanut! I’d just go inside and get one out of the bag…
However do they remember where they bury their nuts?
They mostly don’t! I think they get lucky…. plus, it helps when someone who really REALLY wants photos throws plenty of peanuts out for them!
Oooh, the loop-tailed Sciurus niger hoodlum. Sadly, not rare enough.
This snow has made them TOO rare for my taste! Wait, that didn’t sound right…
The only squirrels we have are ground squirrels-they don’t like to climb on cactus with those thorns.
Especially when you can’t see the thorns in the snow…
When you’re hungry, you gotta risk a little frostbite!
No pain, no gain!
He’s sure he left his nut under here somewhere…
I know it’s under one of these ten trillion white flakes….
We don’t need a groundhog; we need a Snow Squirrel. He looks like he’s predicting an early spring!
Maybe wishing for an early Spring. It will get warmer this week, but not Springlike yet…