a tough little trooper..

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© Heather Mellon
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UploadedNovember 5, 2010
TakenNovember 3, 2010
Exposure1/60 sec at f/5
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length214 mm
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This is a tribute to a tough little squirrel who survived being carried away by a hawk. We thought that was the end of him.. but some time later he returned to our feeders, having lost the sight in one eye, he struggled with jaw problems too. It was heartwrenching to see him this way, yet he insisted on taking control again of the comings and goings at the feeder. We lost our little friend today, but the memory of being able to pet him and talk to him and provide him with special delicacies to help him along, will remain..

aka 'the professor' .. pictured here previously this summer

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  • je suis moi

    je suis moi said (5 Nov 2010):

    These little folks have a hard life. Just know you took good care of him and he knew he was loved. He will join the family at Beyond the Bridge and will meet us one day. RIP Little Prof.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (5 Nov 2010):

    I am so sorry for this poor little fighter. I know you will miss him.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (6 Nov 2010):

    Love this!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (6 Nov 2010):

    He was such a sweet looking little guy ...I am sorry to hear that he died....I know how attached one can get to these animals and I am sure he appreciated the wonderful care that you gave him.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2010):

    Oh how cute and such a sad story..

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi said (16 Nov 2010):

    I think, about now, Mr. Prof is learning where the local stash of nuts and berries are stored as the all the residents of RBB get ready for a Grand Thanksgiving dinner. This will be his first Thanksgiving away from his beloved home. He is no longer blind and is a very busy little fellow. RIP little one and we will remember you and be thankful your caretaker was able to take care of you so long. I know she misses you but know you are not forgotten.

  • Giampaolo Lolli

    Giampaolo Lolli   gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    Lovely! Great shot!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (3 Apr 2011):

    minulgi on selline sõber akna taga einestamas-

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (19 Feb 2012):

    Remembering little Prof....

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