Fox Squirrel on Valentine's Day

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© Andrea Petersen
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Giving of thanks be made... that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life...
I Timothy 1:2

This is what we saw through the window on Valentine's Day at 8:30 AM... but these guys come to the feeder no matter what the weather condition...and of course we scraped the snow off shortly after I shot this picture.

If you feed birds, the squirrels come along with the package. From my observation there seems to be a mutual understanding between these creatures that the squirrel eats first and what is left is for the birds, but that's how they keep the peace in their kingdom. Of course we have to keep refilling the feeder so that everyone is happy:)

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (15 Feb 2012):

    In our yard, the birds seem to eat first and the squirrels get the leftovers. This is cute little guy...looks like he managed to get a meal out of you.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (15 Feb 2012):

    This is such a sweet shot Andrea. I am glad there is room for both the birds and the squirrels.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    So cute, he/she definitely is protected by his/her winter coat.

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Nice capture!!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Great picture. Yep, the squirrels eat first for sure....

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    A terrific close-up shot of this fuzzy little fellow! He's obviously enjoying his treats, too. It used to be that way here, too, but for some reason the squirrels now only dine on spruce cones.. something must have spooked them off in a big way.. probably our dog Dixie..

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    This is an excellent capture of the squirrel on the feeder. We do not have many squirrels in our neighborhood, but when I have bird seed out what squirrels there are find their way to eat from the feeder. Now I have a hawk watching the birds. He's a beauty but I don't like it that he is looking for birds to catch. I guess that is just natures way.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (17 Feb 2012):

    Very cute!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (17 Feb 2012):

    excellent detail in this!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (17 Feb 2012):

    Great close up shot Andrea! Love the detail and his cunning eyes.........LOL.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    Cute. Love how you nearly filled the frame with him.

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione said (20 Feb 2012):

    Love it! Cute shot!

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