Saturday, May 5, 2018

Fearless

Last Saturday I showed you a determined black squirrel and this week I am showing you a fearless one. I was walking under a very tall tree which hangs over a steep hill and spotted this squirrel way out at the end of the branches munching away on the leaf buds. It was very windy and he was being bounced around but he didn't seem to be concerned at all. You would think he could have found some buds on some thicker branches!  
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14 comments:

Tom said...

...they should be in the circus.

Lea said...

Squirrels are acrobats!
I often see them leap from one tree to another here in my backyard. Trying to get a photo of one in mid-air, but no success yet.
Have a great weekend!
(We woke up to pouring rain this morning)

Lowell said...

"Fearless" is a good description. And they have tremendous abilities to carry out the craziest stunts. Of course, sometimes, they're not quite fast enough as we often see one smashed in the middle of the road. That, of course, provides food for the buzzards. Have you ever thought about what buzzards would eat if they didn't have roadkill? Scary, isn't it?

William Kendall said...

They are determined critters!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Made me smile Pat.. unless it falls and becomes roadkill as Lowell mentioned ☺ then it would be sad.. but I just know it won't 😀 well spotted!

GreenComotion said...

The phrased, "Precariously perched", comes to mind.
Beautiful, compassionate observation!
Happy WE, Pat!
Peace :)

Sharon Anck said...

The buds on the skinny branches must taste better than the buds on the thick branches. They really are a bunch of acrobats.

Mike said...

I've seen them chase each other way up in the trees when one decides to abandon the tree with a flying leap to the ground. They hit the ground with all four legs spread out with a thud then take off like a shot.

bill burke said...

If you watch them long enough, they have numerous routines to perform for you. Just bring treats and you'll see. :)

s.c said...

Always when the pick is the most difficult the reward is the best.

Andy said...

This squirrel is either brave or nutty.

Cloudia said...

Tough little buggers

Karen S. said...

Still really hoping these tough guys stay outside this year!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great capture of the brave squirrel. I have seen them walking on thin wire over top of the road. I am sorry to be so late commenting. I just got home from our road trip and I am now trying to catch up on my commenting. Thanks so much for linking up your post. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.