I have a new little friend. He is a squirrel that sometimes makes his little presence known around our front yard. I don't see him very often; but occasionally when I go outside to sit in the sunshine, I will hear him scampering through the tree above me. One afternoon after hearing him scurry around the branches, I decided I should befriend him by leaving him little treats. So each morning (well I really try to remember each morning, but some days I do forget) I place 6 unsalted peanuts in various spots amongst the branches of his tree. He found them in short order, and they were all gone without even one little shell left behind. I think at first he must have thought it very unusual to find peanuts growing from a maple tree, and so he took them all home to add to his winter stash. But now, he sees that those peanuts just keep appearing, and sometimes I see a couple of empty peanut shells on the grass where he has decided it will be okay just to taste one before he takes the rest home. He will not allow me to take a photo of him just yet, but maybe some day. I need to give him a name, any suggestions?
May 23: Finishing the Tour
8 hours ago