Sunday, October 2, 2011

A New Friend

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?



4 comments:

Saphy said...

I love squirrels, how lucky you are to have on in your garden. at our main campus at work Squirrel'd think all humans are loaded with monkey nuts and they demand them with menaces...

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh how sweet. We had a little squirrel who made many visits and ripped up our lounge chair cushions. I ended giving him the name of Bad Boy Billy. I even have pictures of him in action doing the damage. He was having so much fun!

His friends come for visits all the time but Miss Phoebe is quick to chase them away! I worry that she just might catch one someday. I hope not! I am hoping it's just a game for her and that she really doesn't want to get that close. Anyway, if you want to name yours Billy, you may. :)

Cheers!
Holly

theUngourmet said...

We have lots of squirrels around the camp where I work and one of the gals I work with smears pb on the trees for the squirrels...they love it! Hope you get to snap a pic of your friend soon. ;)

koralee said...

Enjoy your new friend! I was just at my parents home and they must have about 6 of these little guys running around their yard...so fun to watch. Happy new week to you. xox