Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pumpkin Eater


I spotted this squirrel nibbling on a leftover Jack O'Lantern and thought I would sneak up for a shot. I didn't need to sneak - he had no interest in me at all and continued to reach inside for more bits of pumpkin even when I was just a few feet away. Bulking up for a harsh winter? I hope not!

16 comments:

LĂșcia said...

This little one is so cute!
It's the first time I see a dark squirrel. :)

NixBlog said...

Great shot helped by the critter being very cooperative!

La Principessa Errante said...

That is absolutely amazing. Also interesting is that your squirrels are black, ours are brown.

Halcyon said...

Interesting. I find the black squirrels are typically really shy. They're always running away from my camera (but not my tulips).

JTG (Misalyn) said...

Looking at the thumbnail in CDP portal, I assumed that this photo is a cover of book and am surprised that it isn't. Wow! really nice. So colorful. Great find for you.

Regina K said...

Squirrels always know where to find the goods of the season.

Lowell said...

Squirrels are positively squirrelly! It's a cute shot of a critter quite different in color than our central Florida squirrels. Although we have Fox Squirrels. If you see them running at a distance, they look very much like foxes.

EG Wow said...

The pumpkin meat and seeds must have been tasty. Perhaps the squirrel was afraid it would have to share with you so decided to stay and duke it out. :)

Paul in Powell River said...

Cute, fer sure!

Randy said...

I love squirrels! I have never seen a black one before.

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Very nice photo shot, thanks for sharing.

Gringo said...

Ah, every photographers dream! Great shot Red Pat.

llandudnopictures said...

The squirrel equivalent of a Boston Cream perhaps?!

Sharon said...

Is his name Peter? Great shot!

Karl said...

Haaa. is this a nice shot!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Great shot Red, I've not seen a black squirrel before, I think your guess might be right unfortunately!