Things Are Getting Squirrelly Here.....

One of "my" squirrels who comes by for a peanut or two.  Photo taken by and the property of FourWalls.
@FourWalls (42239)
United States
May 30, 2021 7:55pm CST
Since it's warmed up considerably from yesterday I went outside and cut some weeds and wild plants down. I also entertained (and was entertained by) my backyard critters. One squirrel gets on the roof of my garage and peers over the gutter at me until I throw her a peanut. Another one will be brave enough to get close, either on the ground or on the feeding shelves, and catch a tossed nut in their direction. This one was brave enough to let me snap its picture in exchange for a couple of peanuts. Fair trade, I'd say. Hope she thought so, too.
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@allknowing (102894)
• India
31 May
We get those happy scenes here as well. I love to capture them in my camera. You have done a splendid job That is a beautiful picture.
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@FourWalls (42239)
• United States
31 May
Thank you!
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• United States
31 May
@FourWalls I got a new used digital slr camera, I am hoping that I can get some great squirrel pictures too...along with other critters that happen along.
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@miftha (1653)
• Bekasi, Indonesia
13 Jun
wow beautiful picture, this shot by you?
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@DocAndersen (55140)
• United States
31 May
my grandfather had a 30 year battle with squirrels and bird seed!
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@FourWalls (42239)
• United States
31 May
I don’t even fight it. The squirrel is sitting on heavy duty plastic shelving. I load all four shelves up with bird seed every morning. Within five minutes birds and squirrels are sitting on the shelves, having brunch. Oh, and occasionally the neighborhood feral cat.....
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@DocAndersen (55140)
• United States
31 May
@FourWalls i remember my grandfather trying all sorts of ways to get the squirrels away from the bird feeders. My grandmother had a bay window and loved to watch the birds (love of course moves mountains)!
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@maezee (42254)
• United States
31 May
Wow, it's like he/she is looking right at the camera. Good shot! Now you've made a friend lol
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@FourWalls (42239)
• United States
31 May
I can actually stand out there and call them (“Squirrelly!”) and mimic their bark, and they’ll come running. There’s a couple who’ll come running when they hear my garage door open!
@myklj999 (62969)
• Olney, Illinois
31 May
A couple of my baby squirrels let me get a few feet from them before scurrying off. Cute little buggers.
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@FourWalls (42239)
• United States
31 May
They get quite close to me, especially in the evening when I’m sitting in my lawn chair.
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@NJChicaa (106577)
• United States
31 May
Not a fan of squirrels
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@FourWalls (42239)
• United States
31 May
They told me to tell you that they aren’t particularly fond of your lack of Marvin Gaye knowledge. I understand. They can be destructive.
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• Eugene, Oregon
31 May
They are very cute and it's fun to watch them play.
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@CarolDM (182065)
• United States
31 May
I love seeing squirrels. None in the yard but I see plenty at the park. Great photo.
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@LindaOHio (91468)
• United States
31 May
I used to love leaving unsalted peanuts on the front porch. Squirrels or chipmunks used to come and claim their prizes. The chipmunks used to stuff them into their expanding cheeks. They looked so funny.
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@RebeccasFarm (65740)
• United States
31 May
They are such lovely creatures. Many people are not fond of them getting into everything around here, but I dont mind them. Got attacked by a bunch of them when I was a child tho but that did not make me scared of them.
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@wolfgirl569 (53383)
• Marion, Ohio
31 May
They are cute, But can be destructive. The cats keep them away here
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@rebelann (97464)
• El Paso, Texas
31 May
They're so cute. I haven't seen one in this neck of the 'woods' but then there really aren't enough trees for them to want to be here.
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@Dena91 (17714)
• United States
31 May
They are cute critters.
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@kaylachan (32930)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
31 May
That's very true.
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@RasmaSandra (53788)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
31 May
That is so cute he must be the cousin of the squirrel I have here,
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