Monday, July 6, 2009

Getting Squirrely

Pulling down the driveway, home from the grocery store, wondering aloud when we'd see the squirrel again, lo and behold, there he was on the wall, mouth full of macadamia nut. He stayed put long enough for a quick snapshot before making a beeline across the top of the wall to hide in the shade of a royal palm and a stand of giant bamboo. With my approach, he paused long enough for one curious glance before scurrying into the branches of a cape honeysuckle vine and his previously secret burrow at the base. We thought he lived in the woodpile, where we've been tucking peanuts for him, but he's obviously been operating from a more secure location.

The local skunk population increased recently from one to four and we're curious if the squirrel population does the same.


Sweet Repose said...

Love my yard critters too...was sitting on the front porch yesterday mornin' listening to the sounds of a quail, I hope they come back now that my prairie grasses have grown and there's more food source for them.


High Desert Diva said...

Peeyew! to the skunks!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the second photo particularly!