Baby Grey Squirrels Play Skillfully

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMay 22, 2009
TakenMay 21, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/500 sec at f/4.2
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length60 mm
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Play skillfully with a loud noise...Psalms 33: 3

Watch the squirrels; How they settle quarrels...

I shot this picture yesterday of two baby grey squirrels...The squirrel hanging on the side of the bird feeder is playing a prank on its companion (who was on the feeder first and became very irate because it wanted all the food for itself.) They got into a big squabble with lots of chattering and muttering..The squirrel who was on the feeder first, knocked off the little guy hanging on the side, by its hind feet who would not be defeated or chased away... it got back up on the feeder again, soon after I captured this picture and they then ate peacefully together.. The moral of this quarrel is to play skillfully, keep your cool to think about it and hang in there.... When the noise has died down and the dust settled, seize the opportunity to get back up on your feet again. Most of all continue with your mission you started out with in a peaceful manner.


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    JOE FAILK gave props (22 May 2009):

    Cool Shot! Well done

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (22 May 2009):

    a really neat capture, Andrea!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (22 May 2009):

    Thank you for the comments...I was surprised to see another identical picture show up on these squirrels above this one that I did not upload...Still scratching my head over that one...I know I got disconnected once from my server in the process of uploading so I started over again...but the second picture showed up about 5 minutes later...Spooky happenings or maybe a prank played on me:) However no harm done ..deleted the duplicate copy.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (22 May 2009):

    Squirrels can be a nuisance around a bird feeder, but they are the most ingenious little creatures, and so agile. It is so much fun to watch their antics, as the pursue their goals. A very cute shot, Andrea.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (22 May 2009):

    WOW!! Awesome capture Andrea! Perfect timing!!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (22 May 2009):

    Adorable shot - and valuable life lesson!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (22 May 2009):

    I love watching squirrels at play. You have a great capture of them here and I like what you wrote about the moral to the story of the squirrels : )

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (22 May 2009):

    I love squirrels. They never seem to outgrow playing. This is an excellent capture! So sweet.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (22 May 2009):

    So cute!!! very nice capture!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (23 May 2009):

    Wow, Andrea, this is a fantastic capture. So....funny and cute. Great entry.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2009):

    Love this,,,,

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2009):

    So very cute!! ...and what a wonderful vantage point you have to observe God's beautiful creatures in natural form!!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2009):

    Your shots always knock me off my feet!

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2009):

    Fabulous capture!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (23 May 2009):

    Love this Andrea especially the little guy hanging off the edge, brilliant capture..

  • Bonnie Hoffman

    Bonnie Hoffman said (23 May 2009):

    What an adorable picture of playing frisky squirrels! Blessings from Bonnie

  • J Rossi

    J Rossi (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2009):

    Well done capture!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (24 May 2009):

    How cute it this. Yes, I also see the babies having a hard time getting their place, but if they keep on trying they do make it.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (29 May 2009):

    Great shot Andrea...... love the story... it's so true!!

  • Prabhneet Singh Matharu

    Prabhneet Singh Matharu gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Adorable !!!

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (26 Feb 2018):

    Ideal! Voted.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (26 Feb 2018):

    Great timing! Well done. Got my vote.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (26 Feb 2018):

    a cool theme image! Voted!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (27 Feb 2018):

    Talk about defying gravity! A great photo, story and entry for this theme.. and a well deserved 'Hot' for your efforts!! .. Voted!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (4 Mar 2018):

    Such a great capture! My vote!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (5 Mar 2018):

    Adorable and voted!

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