This squirrel went Easter egg hunting

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© Ann Reece
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UploadedApril 9, 2012
TakenApril 2, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/200 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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I opened my back door and saw the squirrels tail hanging out of the birdhouse compartment that is directly below its paws. I grabbed my camera but the squirrel heard me, one foot popped out of the hole, then another and it pushed itself out of the birdhouse in full reverse. It then jumped on top of the birdhouse and turned around to see where the noise came from. Darn, a photo op lost, but see how ruffled his fur is from backing out? It had something in its mouth when it came out, I am pretty sure it was a bird egg that it was eating.

17 responses

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    It's no surprise that you've uploaded another wonderful entry in JPG's Theme Park.

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    Some shots are hard to get, but this is a great shot and story!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    This is such a great shot and entry! I do hope it was not a bird egg he had.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    Nasty little thieves! They'll do anything to circumvent the system. Great shot, Ann

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    A great shot and entry...I hope also it wasn't a bird egg...Its cheeks look puffy like it had been eating something. We put out a suet block yesterday and something wrecked the wired container it was in besides took off with the whole suet block last night...Think it was probably a raccoon however as squirrels don't usually come around after dark..

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    LOL....if that paint was wet, he would have been caught red-handed!!! What a terrific shot!!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    fabulous shot well spotted. cheeky chappie's those squirrels

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    Such a great photo!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (10 Apr 2012):

    great capture, Ann!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Apr 2012):

    what a fantastic capture, Ann. Can't do much about mother nature.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    How adorable! Good detail & perfect timing!

  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Fab capture.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    What a great shot Ann!!! This is mindblowing and rare shot!!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    A great shot of the little tree rat. They raid our birdfeeders, and suet cages. I have heard squirrel tastes pretty good with mashed potatoes. LOL!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    A great photo-op indeed!

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    I really love so much these creatures .. Great entry

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    Ann, AWESOME

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