Wednesday, February 22, 2012

PLUM SQUIRRELLY


Before I could get to my camera he had bounced across the back yard…

…leaving a dotted line in the snow which ended at our plum tree.

 In an instant he was up the tree and doing a reconnaissance scan of the area.

 One more look around…

 …then he scrambled down the trunk.

 While clinging to the tree with his back toenails, he shoved his head into the snow.

 He knew there were plums scattered under the tree.
  We’d picked buckets of them last summer.  
The ones left behind had later fallen to the lawn.

 Yum! Juicy fruit!

 So juicy he had to use a branch to wipe his face.

 He ate it down to the pit...

 …and went back for more.

It only took him a few seconds of fishing around to find another.

He stuck in his head and pulled out a plum.

What a good boy am I! 

After finishing his dessert he shot across the yard, scrambled up the fence…

 …and was outta here.

13 comments:

Terry and Linda said...

Look at all your snow. We are thinking of farming...soon!!! Good photos of the squirrel. You photograph animals really well.

Linda
www.coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

TexWisGirl said...

this was totally cute!!! how smart is he?!

Buttons said...

Wow first YOU have snow? We who live in the great white north of Canada have fog and brown grass. LOL.
Awesome shots.You make me smile. B

CarrieBoo said...

Holy cow! I can't believe what a good job you did of capturing that! You have designed a full tree with those shots at the beginning there (sooo cool!). I haven't seen a squirrel of that colouring before... I think they're awesome little critters.
Fan-tastic!

Pearl said...

That whole thing was adorable and quite possibly better than anything currently on TV...

Pearl

CeeCee said...

That's amazing! Smart, silly squirrels.

Linda Sue said...

What a very clever little squirrel! So glad you caught him with your magic seeing picture device. The plums are probably a bit fermented by now...Happy Squirrel!

Anzu said...

Wow! How nice he can enjoy the frozen juicy fruits !
He showed us a fantastic time. Thanks to your skillful shots !

heyBJK said...

haha! Those are great shots, Leenie! Love the tree rats!

Tom G. said...

As my Beagle-Basset, Maggie, would say:
Sqwerlz! Sqwerlz! Sqwerlz! Look boss! Sqwerlz! Sqwerlz! Sqwerlz!

frayedattheedge said...

What fabulous photos - and what a clever squirrel!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Love the sequence of photos ..great job. I wonder will the Plums ferment come spring..and will he be back to party then! :)

Sarah said...

Brilliant photos Leenie! And especially impressive considering how fast they move. What a clever squirrel.