Scene 01-27 An Adorable Zipper

This little fellow can zip across the yard at remarkable speeds. He is tiny – about the size of a chipmunk. I was able to catch photos in focus since he was occupied with eating maple seeds. Usually he’s too active to get pictures of easily. You can see his scattered piles of husks. I learned he is a Douglas Squirrel in this great article. He’s around often these days, though it’s the first year I’ve seen squirrels of this type. Usually we have the much larger grey ones like I photographed a couple weeks ago. Scene 01-27


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Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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6 Responses to Scene 01-27 An Adorable Zipper

  1. wsj2day says:

    He’s probably thinking “why doesn’t that broad mind her own business! who does she think I am, the GEICO camel?? might as well stare back, maybe she’ll get the hint and leave!” Nice capture by-the-way!


    • LOL, yeah, I had to be pretty sneaky to get this shot. ‘The making of…” would reveal that I was on the other side of a window and sitting down low raising only the camera above the line of a small picture frame sitting on the sill. If you look closely, you can see the distortion along the bottom of the image.
      I have tried for weeks to catch him from a vantage point with the slider door open, but he just tears away over the fence or up a tree.
      He’s a fully wild guy as you have supposed, and he does catch my slightest movement even in the house. This was the second attempt to capture him from inside, and I was fortunate he wanted that batch of seeds so much that he returned in about 15 minutes. This time I was ready and knew to stay completely hidden.

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    • SQUIR-REL, squirrel squirrel squirrel squirrel!

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  2. winneyb says:

    You’ve cranked up the cute factor today!


    • Yes, he’s a bit of a show-stopper this guy. The pudgy old grey squirrels are so tame that we look out to make sure they are not causing mischief, but whenever one of us spots this little one, we sneak over and try not to startle him away so we can watch his antics. He’ll usually zip in and zip out pretty quickly, so it’s a treat to see him. He’s absolutely adorable!


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