War between Two Red Squirrels

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© Andrea Petersen
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A time to get, and time to lose; a time to keep. and a time to cast away. Ecclesiastes 3: 6

These two clearly weren't getting along too well here...However as much as it looked like the squirrel falling overboard was defeated when shoved off the feeder by the ruler on top, she climbed back up and fought back nail and tooth...There really was no reason for their silly war when there was plenty of sunflower seeds to share with each other on the feeder but that's why they are called "wild creatures" who act on impulse and not reason! That said, they got over their fight quickly until the next confrontation, depending on their mood at the time. Some times they will eat together but more often they prefer eating alone. They definitely do not care to share with a gray squirrel on the feeder and the feeling between the two species is mutual.

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  • jaume Morera Barreda

    jaume Morera Barreda gave props (15 Jun 2016):

    It is excellent !!!!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (15 Jun 2016):

    Thank you Jaume for your response....I was surprised that I caught this picture as they
    are so fast and the squirrel underneath looks like it is suspended in air, but it was agile
    to land on its feet and was right back up there again Not sure who won the coveted spot on
    the feeder.

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (15 Jun 2016):

    Great shot Andrea, I have seen squirrels fight but never thought to photograph them.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (15 Jun 2016):

    love this shot Andrea

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (15 Jun 2016):

    great timing!

  • Nichole Jeffcoat

    Nichole Jeffcoat gave props (16 Jun 2016):

    This is a wonderful piece.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (16 Jun 2016):

    Love the narrative and the images is cute, kind of metaphorical!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (17 Jun 2016):

    This is a great capture of the squirrels at war : )

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