May 4, 2011

probably a member of mensa....

i've seen squirrels climb out on thin wobbly wires to get the tiniest nibbles of bird seed from a feeder they weren't invited to and i've seen them fly from tree to tree like superman and then break into nuts that even we humans with thumbs would have found impossible to open
but
i have never seen a squirrel in a wood duck house
there aren't many wood ducks around this area and i only see a few each year at the pond where i walk, but i've been told that these "birdhouses on steroids" are for them.
if they truly are for the wood ducks, well this little guy didn't get that memo
and
i didn't have the heart to tell him he was probably renting out someone else's digs
since he was kind enough to let me take his photo.
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34 comments:

  1. Very cute, but it would be interesting to see that encounter!

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  2. This is such a cute photo. We have squirrels here, pure black, and some grey and some orange. There is even one squirrel with the front half grey and the back half pure black.

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  3. LOL! So cute and crafty!!!

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  4. I think he knows he may be up for eviction ...

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  5. hee hee hee ... never underestimate a squirrely squirrel!
    he is pretty darn cute, and i bet he knows it ... : )
    if i sit very still and don't blink my eye, maybe she won't see me here and go away ...

    cool, cunning capture beth, that truly brightened my day ... thanks!
    xo
    pg

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  6. I would venture to say, he had his invisible cape on, and was sure you could not see him ;-)

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  7. oh my gosh... so darling... what a great pic, beth! yes, mensa - you are too funny! thanks for the joy!
    -xok.

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  8. This photo is adorable. It looks like the little guy (or gal) is ready to have a wee little manicure!

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  9. He looks kinda sneaky to me. Are you sure he isn't hiding from the law?

    Di

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  10. Perhaps he is having a bout with identity crisis? Great pictures! Too funny. :)

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  11. Just look at that face! I used to read a book to my daughter when she was young, called,"The Little Wood Duck." I think it was by Eric Carle. Great illustrations, as I recall, and just amazing the way the baby ducks catapult themselves down from their tree nest without getting hurt in the process!

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  12. He looks a bit sheepish about being discovered...:)

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  13. This must have been fun to shoot. I love squirrels even though most people don't. I thought I was going to be attacked once by one. It scolded me soooo ferociously! It was on a college campus when I was there with my daughter. I was afraid to walk by it. But, I did, three times and each time it just gave me H....eck.

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  14. kee-ooot.

    I have come to accept them as visitors on my feeder now. I leave them a pile and leave the feeder full for the birdies too. It's all good.
    And Chica loves watching them through the window...
    Happy Wednesday night, Lovely One !

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  15. What a cutie! I bet he just thought you couldn't see him.

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  16. You crack me up! He clearly didn't get the memo! Nice shots.

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  17. Squirrels are smarter than we think. Sometimes smart in a scary kind of way. Super cute photos.

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  18. How many squirrels could a wood duck chuck if a wood duck could chuck squirrels?

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  19. be werry werry qwiet...we're hunting wabbits

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  20. awwwww..... too darn cute to hate; and too darn smart to outwit.....

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  21. PS: Kate, the image of wood ducks chucking (I think of throwing really hard) squirrels made me giggle :)

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  22. What a cut little guy.

    I've been away for a while and just caught up on your gorgeous posts. Now I want an alpaca too :-)

    I'll be back again soon, xo jj

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  23. My 9 year old son is reading this with me and he said, "wait, she really took that picture?" He was pretty impressed, as am I. Nice shot and what a sweet squirrel to pose for you!!!
    Love it!

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  24. lol, that's crazy, and he looks like he's posing for you. You should send that to....I don't know, some animal magazine or something. Pretty unusual, great shot.

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  25. oooo how cute, poor little fella. We don't have squirrels downunder in Australia!

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  26. I knopw they can be little vermin, but squirrels really are the cutest, smartest little things...

    Pearl

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  27. That's adorable! I didn't even know wood ducks had houses... hmmm- love to learn new things! Have a wonderful day Beth!

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  28. Absolutely adorable, Beth!!! I know that squirrels are a dime a dozen but I adore them!!! I feed them all the time in the backyard and they each have a different personality. I even rescued one a few years back that apparently had fallen out of the nest and was being attacked by a couple of crows. I scooped him up and brought him home. He would sit on my shoulder while I was doing paperwork. A little lovey!! Thanks for sharing these pictures and PLEASE DON'T EVER question your picture taking abilities!!!!! : )

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  29. Fabulous photo in every way! I love that bottom one, peeking out! Nice shot -- good eyes!

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  30. How very cute is that. Wonderful photo.

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  31. I love how he's checking you out...he's almost got a guilty look in his eye, like he knows he's not supposed to be there.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth