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That red squirrel again

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That red squirrel again



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Oh, very, very, very CUTE :o)
Elke ~ well done on this photo.
Good one.

17 Feb, 2009

 

aww Elke he is so cute

17 Feb, 2009

 

What a lovely little fellow he is. Hope you are feeding him better than you do the birds. Great shot. Get extra sunflower seeds or lots of nuts.

17 Feb, 2009

 

Wow what a lovely little fella - watch out Cyril you have some serious competition !

17 Feb, 2009

 

What a cute little creature :) Great photo!

17 Feb, 2009

 

He's beautiful Elke! How marvellous to see a red one.

17 Feb, 2009

 

Hi all,
Thanks for your kind comments, and don't worry, Toto, he/she will be well fed. Have to tell you though that I cheated a bit on this photo. It was taken against the sun, on Auto, so with iPhoto's help I cropped it and altered the exposure and contrast a bit so we can actually see some of the details... Please forgive me.
Luckily we don't have any grey squirrels here - the reds have been all but wiped out in Eastern Canada by the greys, so we were pleased to find the opposite situation down here on the coast. I think they are cute, and I treasure them. However, most people around here consider them pests and are not so kind to them. I guess if I had them nesting in my roof space and chewing insulation and wiring I might feel the same!

17 Feb, 2009

 

Thanks for all the info Elke...never thought for a moment youre not looking out for all this wildlife.We here would be shocked to find reds regarded as a pest..as our greys are.But just love them all...and dont discriminate !

17 Feb, 2009

 

AAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwww Such a Sweet Little Fella Elke , well done for catching him :)

18 Feb, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Aww how lovely to see a red squirrel they are getting so rare here , thats a lovely photo :o)

18 Feb, 2009

 

Beautiful photograph, I don't think I have ever seen a red squirrel in real life, lucky you!

18 Feb, 2009

 

Debrah - when I was a small child I had only read about squirrels in books, and seen pictures and drawings. I imagined them to be about 3 feet tall! I saw my first live grey squirrel in Bournemouth's Alum Chine when I was about 12, and I was soooo disappointed to see how small they actually were, but relieved at the same time! Of course the red squirrel is about 1/4 of the size. My neighbour across the valley has promised not to touch ours. To him they are a nuisance as they eat all his bird food. I think it's a little like weeds - they are only weeds if they grow somewhere you don't want them.

18 Feb, 2009

 

What a great shot that is Elke. You can even count the hairs on his back.

27 Feb, 2009



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