Friday, December 19, 2008

Squirrels

A while ago, like 2 or 3 weeks ago, I threw an apple into our backyard that was a bit soft in places. I figured that the birds or squirrels would enjoy the treat. And there it sat and sat and sat until today when it finally got noticed. Maybe it was the snow that brought out it's red color making it easier to see. Then I started to wonder if the apple had fermented and if it did was the squirrel that was eating it actually getting drunk? The squirrels are crazy enough on their own they don't need any alcohol, even in fermented apple form!

See the squirrel, just behind the tree giving me the evil eye?

It took a chunk off of the apple then ran up the tree to enjoy the food and the view.

It came back down for another bite and then noticed another squirrel moving in on it's apple territory. Not happy about that at all! Tail was swishing all crazy like and it was tucking the apple into it's belly.

The other squirrel got too close and to my surprise the one protecting it's food, grabbed the whole apple and shimmied up the tree. It was quick though, so it's head is just leaving the frame as I snapped the picture. You can see just a hint of the apple.

You will not get my apple!!
Sadly, my batteries went dead just as the other squirrel ran up the tree to try and claim some of the apple. The current apple holding squirrel tossed the fruit back down to the ground, ran around to the other side of the tree, down to the apple, grabbed it and took off for another part of our yard. It was actually quite funny.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight; two wild boys, a slightly crazy dad, and a drunken squirrel. Can life get any MORE exciting?

Love
GrandBob

Johnson Family said...

That is my life in a nutshell! Get it? Nutshell...squirrels...I crack myself up!!

Janet said...

GREAT BLOG! DARN CAMERA BATTERIES!! Good shots!

Suz... said...

I'm impressed you got any part of the squirrel in the shot that he scurried up the tree! That's one plump squirrel...it wouldn't hurt him none to share. And what is it you always say? "it tastes better if you share." that squirrel could use a lesson. Brian doesn't believe that quote, by the way. Love grandBob's comments. :)

Shana said...

I love that you were able to catch any of the squirrel! too cute!

Amy said...

Hilarious Tiff - - - awesome pics & story! Who knew a squirrel would carry an entire apple.

Karen said...

That's one healthy squirrel. :D