Hey Go Nuts Today!

Squirrel

F?6.3, 1/640, ISO 200.

This hipper little guy had so much energy running from tree to tree that I couldn’t believe  my eyes.  It almost looked like he was going nuts, but after a few minutes he stopped and noticed me watching him.  He stood up, put his pose together and said ” I am ready for my closeup Mr. Demille. ” 🙂

 

Interesting Fact: Squirrels are extremely intelligent creatures. They are known to put on elaborate bogus food burying displays to deceive onlookers. The fake burials are to trick potential thieves, such as other squirrels or birds, into thinking that they have stored their food stock there. Any observers planning on taking the stash will then focus on the bogus burial site, allowing the squirrel to bury the real stash elsewhere safely ( http://www.onekind.org/be_inspired/animals_a_z/squirrel/ )

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17 Comments

  1. Is its tail really longer than the rest of its body? We don’t have squirrels in australia….not sure why not. : ))

  2. I love my squirrels 🙂 So much fun to watch. This is a great shot – love the little hands together 🙂 And as to treesshrubs comment above – Sure you get squirrels in Australia: they are called Kangaroos 😀

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