Friday, December 14, 2012

CAMERA CRITTERS

This morning as I was sitting on the floor decorating the Christmas Tree, deep in concentration at my task, I was startled to see a small face appear at the window.  It was this little chap, with his tiny paws resting on the ledge and staring at me through the glass, much closer to me than he is in this shot.   He disappeared quickly but then a few minutes later, reappeared and stayed longer, staring long and hard.  I looked outside and realized I had been slow in putting his peanuts out that morning.  I immediately grabbed the bag, opened the door and tossed a handful out.  Gregg, who had been reading the paper and who witnessed all this, said that he had never seen a human so well-trained by squirrels.  Clever little things aren't they?


Was that a knock I heard on my door?
Am I imagining it; was it there?
Moving from kitchen to living room,
towards the outside door, peer out
a squirrel, one of THOSE squirrels,
looks at me, expectantly, urgently,
demandingly, for a prize, a treat,
oh so smart am I, getting the human 
that primate to do my bidding.
Was it really him that caused my stride
to the closed and locked door,
or was he a lucky beneficiary of fate
ready, opportunistic.
Great, now I need surveillance cameras
to monitor my door for 
squirrelian perpetrators of 'ring and run'.
Was he laughing as I closed the door?

~Raymond A. Foss~






Yes he was!


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29 comments:

  1. What a cute little guy. I bet he was eyeing up your Christmas tree for climbing.

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  2. He does look as though he is asking if you have forgotten something. I think Gregg is right.

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  3. I think they must have a clock in their nests to tell them when feeding time is!
    Jane x

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  4. He's got you well trained! Lol. Cute photos, Denise.

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  5. I think it was a good trade, posing for peanuts! Great captures.

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  6. Denise, you have your squirrels trained well. Knocking on your door asking for more peanuts. Great shots, have a lovely weekend.

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  7. Just like here, only I get squawked at to by the Bluejays . It's as if they are saying ( Hey lady we are starving out here ! ) Or ( Where's our hoffinpepper ) as they beat on the bowls that holds the peanuts lol ! Awesome photos ! yeah I would say they have us trained well lol ! Have a good day !

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  8. Oooh. He was enchanting. And yes, here I am trained by the cats, the cockatoos, the galahs, the corellas...
    When I realise how easily we are trained I seriously doubt (again) our self proclaimed status at the top of the tree.

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  9. You have such a lovely way with us creatures!

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  10. Too funny, Denise. A word to the wise, though, DON'T leave the door open because as they more familiar with you, they'll come in!

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  11. Exquisite clicks! See hau nicely they pose..? Well done.

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  12. You do take the most amazing photos, Denise. I love the lighting on the squirrel.

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  13. Greg was right, Denise. Please tell him that I would have done exactly the same if the squirrel had peered at me through the window. Perhaps tomorrow I'll delay putting out the nuts...grins. Happy weekend.

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  14. Beaut photos Denise, my bet is that he will be back, probably bring his mates with him too.

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  15. He's a cute little guy Denise!
    I think my birds are the same way with me when the feeders are empty. :)

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  16. Great shots of this little fellow. We had a squirrel at another house that would come in the patio door if it was open and help himself to the peanuts in the bag.
    Happy Weekend!

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  17. Fantastic squirrels photos, and they are cute to photographers, but also are destroyers :-)

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  18. Denise, Gregg may be right in his comment as seen by the photos. But at least you had a subject who posed while he was lunching. Have a good weekend!

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  19. Adorable antics! And such cute photos of him! He deserves his peanuts! :-)

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  20. Yes our pets and certain wildlife that get fed regularly certainly have us trained. A short distance from where I live someone feeds the crows. When she misses their lunch there is quite a loud ruckus to be heard all around the neighborhood!

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  21. What a kind person you are to feed the squirrel peanuts! We encourage our dogs to chase them out of our yard because they get in our attic....then we hear them running back and forth. Great pictures!

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  22. So cute -- we used to have one who would actually knock on the glass patio door if our bird feeders were empty! (Pre-digital camera and pre-blog darn it!)

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  23. How adorable! I would have tossed him some peanuts, too :-) I'm equally well trained! LOL

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  24. Thank you for visiting my Camera Critter post everyone. Hope you've all been having a great week so far.

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