Saturday, March 28, 2009

Squirrel Went Berserk In A Church

GrannyJ linked to this cute video.  Fattest squirrel I think I've ever seen.  :)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Long Time No Post!

It's been busy here in California, but I feel like a hamster on a wheel to nowhere.  On the bright side, the weather's been absolutely STUNNING!  The next 7 days are supposed to be sunny and 70-73 F.  I may try to get some hiking in this weekend.

At any rate, we've had some new squirrels come around the porch.  I saw these guys back in January.  They had been around our trees wrestling and such, but they had never stopped by the porch while we were feeding.  You can always tell the new guys because they cautiously sniff everything from the brooms to the welcome mat.

I wish I could tag or mark these little guys so I could easily identify them and know their habits.

Their play fights are always interesting to watch.  They wildly chase eachother around a tree and through the yard.  Then they'll start wrestling until one of them gets tired and starts to hug the other.  Then they rest.

In the sequence below, one of them got an itch after a few paw hits.  At that point, they started to groom eachother before calling it a day.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Buckets of Rain and Playing Tag

It's been raining buckets, and we've had thunder, which is unusual for this area.  Scares the crap out of the squirrels, too!  Hand feeding them has been traumatic.

Spooky had been back and forth all day, putting his muddy paws and mud-caked nose all over my pants.  Later in the afternoon, Preggers came around, but soon, we had Preggers, Norman, Spooky and Scamp on the porch.  So... Norman chases Preggers, who in turn chases Spooky who chases Scamp.  There were squirrels jumping off our sliding glass doors, and a few times, we had 3 squirrels chasing eachother in circles.

Spooky was so agitated he yelled at me because I wasn't feeding him fast enough to escape chase from Preggers.  She would stand behind him and rattle her teeth.  Then a couple of times, Norman would guard the door and posture at any and all squirrel-comers.  Preggers would do the same if Norman wasn't around.

It must be the weather.