Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Time for some 'Tree Rats' aka squirrels

I refer to them as scamper rats, but certain folks use the term 'tree rats'.  As destructive as they can be, I still love when they show up at the bird feeder tree and entertain me (and taunt the dogs).

 
Look at those cute little ears!  (You'll probably have to click on the photo
to see them!)

 


Come again!  (I know you will!)

33 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Great shots!!!
Kisses and nice day.

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

:) We have very few squirrels out here in the country -- I think they like it better in town.

I love squirrels -- probably because I don't have them.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I don't think of them as nuisances. They are just too cute!

Deb said...

they are really busy around here.....cute shots...

Rose said...

I love squirrels...you will have to check out the label 'Mama Squirrel' on this blog...not my other one you visit, Time Stand Still. I think she has passed on now, but she was my little buddy from the spring of 2006 till last year. She raised her babies in the tree beside our house...and it was so much fun to watch them play and chase each other.

Sandra said...

we call ours rats with fluffy tails, and they are cute but destructive, they eat our fruit, take one bite and leave it to rot. they also love to torment the dogs, they sit in the tree and chitter and chatter at the dogs and make them crazy because they are just out of reach. they are really entertaining for sure. right now ours are making babies like crazy

Jennifer said...

They are cute.

Judy said...

We don't have too many out here in the country. Except I think one found my feeder...grrrrrr!

MarieElizabeth said...

Yea, they can have a mean streak whent he food runs low (wouldn't we?), but they are endlessly entertaining to watch!

Angela said...

They keep my dogs in shape where they taunt them so! lol They save me lots of $$ on toys for the dogs too!

Have a Wonderful Day!
Angela

Arija said...

I have always been a sucker for squirrels, black grey or red.
Unfortunately we have none in Australia so it is doubly nice for me to see yours.

Changes in the wind said...

They are cute to watch:)

heyBJK said...

Ah ha! My favs! I've had my tree rat fix now so my day is complete and it's just getting started. I'd swear that squirrel was going for a jog in the third shot! LOL

Dawn said...

Oh My! What big ears you have!!!! Those are very large tree rats:)
And quite cute....

Buttons said...

Oh they are kind of cute. They eat wires in our hen house and hide nuts in my barn but they sure are cute. B

Farm Girl said...

I love that picture with him walking down the path like he has a very important meeting to get too. I clicked on the picture to see his ears, since I love ears. Very cute ears.

Janie2 said...

Tree Rats is a super great discriptive name for them! I deal with them daily. I would think they could find food other than BIRD SEED! But this is their glory I suppose. The challenge for them must boost their egos. I loved seeing your post of your RATS. Keep em coming...

Sharon said...

I just love squirrels - we only have a few - Jill would make an excellent squirrel dog, always chasing them up the tree and barking! As long as they don't get into the attic, they can play around here as long as they live!

Nature ID (Katie) said...

I love that you can appreciate squirrels. They are fun to watch! Especially if they're active, unlike my own Jabba the Hutt.

So, um, did you know google placed an ad under your post in my reader for a company that seeks to kill your "problem" birds? I love following your blog, twg, but this type of advert kinda chaps my hide.

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

These dudes are my entertainment while sitting in the tree stand. They crack me up.

The dude in the third pix down looks like he's out on a Sunday stroll haha

Marvin said...

"Tree Rats" though they may be, squirrels are too cute to actually dislike, though I do prefer they stay out of our bird feeders. For reason I do not know, our squirrel population seems low this year, even out in the woods. Only last week did the first brave soul venture into our yard and raid the bird feeder.

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

I'm sure he'll be back....he's got a trail worn down already!

AJ said...

Oooh these are so difficult to capture. Great job!

Hilda R.B said...

Oi, you are lucky! I haven`t squirrels in my place. But tomorrow maybe I got some images of it, another place. Great job!

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Great shots:)

Cher' Shots said...

Super pics! Squirrels always remind me of a really cute little kid that you catch doing something naughty but you turn your head - to quietly laugh.
'hugs from afar'

Charlene said...

We have an abundance of squirrels in our yard too. They are mostly gray ones though. :)

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

I wish we had squirrels around these parts. I've been watching the pheasants come and feed though..
Tisha

Louise said...

Are those fox squirrels? I just noticed that they have chestnut bellies, not the white ones that the gray squirrels have. Whatever they are, they are as cute as can be. I don't begrudge my squirrels all the food that they eat. They entertain me too much.

edenhills said...

Wonderful pictures! I just love the squirrels. Unfortunately, I also have a cat that thinks they are a wonderful snack. Darn, Snickers!

Teresa

Poppy said...

Its not fair to call them tree rats, I love to see them scampering up and down trees :)

Lesa said...

How boring I am. I always just called them squirrels or sometimes supper! ;o)

SquirrelQueen said...

I knew I was missing lots of good stuff by not being around this week! He is a cutie, great shots.

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