The Contortionist

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© Andrea Petersen
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Turn you to the strong hold of hope even today do I declare that I will render double unto thee.
Zechariah 9: 12

The contortionist
Who controlled
The job appointed
In hopes to hold
Suet in each fist...
Was double-jointed
To turn and twist
It in his wrist...
Poetry by me AJP

The Fox Squirrel is very persistent in getting what he wants and he was after the suet block...He doesn't look like he has missed too many meals judging by his belly and his upper arms. Notice how his whole body is twisted around in his pursuit, so that his hind feet are turned forward. He is very double jointed and quite the acrobat....I shot this two days ago when we set the suet block out on the feeder.

17 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    Determination wins! A cute pose.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (6 Nov 2012):

    hahaha! Great & perfect title!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    He needs to take those daily power walks with you and Dorsey!!! LOL Great catch here

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    Lovely !

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (7 Nov 2012):

    so cute!! & a lovely poem Andrea.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (7 Nov 2012):

    I am amazed at how the squirrels can be a contortionist like this and they are smart, they figure out a way to get what they want . Excellent capture and title!!! Love the edging around this photo : )

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2012):

    Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (7 Nov 2012):

    They are so slick!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (7 Nov 2012):

    this is the sweetest thing! they are adorable.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (7 Nov 2012):

    Thank you all for your comments...Squirrels are fun to watch and to photograph...I have never
    seen another creature like this that can twist its body in so many ways..

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (7 Nov 2012):

    Wow, what a great picture! And a lovely poem to go along with it.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (8 Nov 2012):

    What a cute shot!! He definitely knew what he wanted and was going to great lengths to get it!!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (9 Nov 2012):

    I could watch them for hours, so clever and as you wrote "Persistent"...

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (9 Nov 2012):

    You sure beautifully captured determination. So cute and fascinating.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (9 Nov 2012):

    How did I miss this guy? He looks like an amazing acrobat and reminds me a lot of one of our squirrels who can get into almost anything, lol! A delightful and very sweet capture!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (19 Nov 2012):

    Cute capture!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    Makes me sore looking at him.. Youth no doubt. :-(

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