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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Rewards for Bravery

The Antelope Squirrels are always front and centre when it comes to picking up fallen seeds underneath the feeders in the yard but the Round-tailed Ground Squirrel is always much more hesitant. Normally all I ever see is a flash of tail disappearing under the gate as I walk into the yard.


I was sitting quietly reading when this beautiful little individual finally plucked up enough courage to forage amongst the rocks and aloes. It kept a very close eye on me though and if I so much as moved a muscle it would scurry into a gap in the rocks before cautiously reappearing for another snack.


What a sweet little face. I am so glad it is learning that I mean no harm.

Nature Notes hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods

15 comments:

Jedediah said...

Aaawww...adorable :)

EG Wow said...

I hope you win his confidence. He's very cute.

Rambling Woods said...

I think of our gray squirrels as that is all we have..but these guys are adorable with those big eyes and I had not heard of them before..Michelle

eileeninmd said...

What a cutie, great capture! I'm sure he/she will be your friend in no time.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a cute little squirrel!

Celeste said...

Thanks Jedediah, I can't resist those big brown eyes :)

Celeste said...

I hope so too E G Wow, it is a slow process but very rewarding.

Celeste said...

Thanks Michelle, glad you liked my little visitor :)

Celeste said...

Thanks Eileeninmd, I hope so too.

Celeste said...

Thanks Crafty Green Poet, yes he is cute isn't he?

Barb said...

He's awfully cute and quite plump, too. His shyness hasn't caused him to miss too many meals :)

Celeste said...

You're right Barb, he seems to be managing very well :)

Kathiesbirds said...

Celeste, you sound so happy here! Have you finally found a new home for your heart?

BTW, so sorry I have not been around much lately. I do think of you. it has been quite a busy year and I thought it was finally starting to slow down but now it will be more intense with my Mom having cancer.

Still, I am SO Happy for you that you have this place to escape to!

Kathiesbirds said...

Celeste, you sound so happy here! Have you finally found a new home for your heart?

BTW, so sorry I have not been around much lately. I do think of you. it has been quite a busy year and I thought it was finally starting to slow down but now it will be more intense with my Mom having cancer.

Still, I am SO Happy for you that you have this place to escape to!

Celeste said...

I think so Kathie. I am so content when I am out amongst all the wildlife. It brings me great peace. I hope some day you will be able to come and visit.
I was so sorry to hear about your Mom, I do hope that she makes a full and speedy recovery. She is very lucky to have you for support during such a difficult time. I will be thinking of you.

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