Hello Baby!

Baby Squirrel 1

Two baby squirrels have been frolicking around my garden lately. They used to have a parent in tow, but now they appear solo.

Baby Squirrel 2

When I went outside and saw the little family on the grass, the parent would immediately run away to safety, while the kids just stared at me!

They still have a lot to learn about the ways of the world.

Baby Squirrel 3

My most recent encounter was when I walked round the side of the house to check on my honeysuckle. I turned the corner and spotted the two baby squirrels scratching around the bushes. We all instantly froze!

Baby Squirrel 4

Very slowly, I turned my back on them and took a step away then stood still. Next second one of the squirrels darted right in front of me, past my foot, headed for the relative safety of the bird bath. A moment later the second squirrel passed by me on my right, leaping along the grass in little bounds.

It wasn’t the safest escape route, but I guess they will learn in time.

 

post script: You can see from the last photo just how far away the tiny squirrel was. Also, he was sitting in the bright sunlight. Both these factors made it very hard for my little Canon camera to capture a clear shot, but hopefully you can see well enough.

 

31 thoughts on “Hello Baby!

    1. scifihammy Post author

      It’s great you feed them along with the birds. πŸ™‚
      Many people seem to have a “hate” relationship with squirrels and chase them away from the bird seed!

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      1. lydifeline

        Well we have a whole lot of wildlife around here, and I’m no fan of Bird Feeders, Watching squirrels sometimes hurting themselves trying to get into Feeders is SAD! I distribute (10-13) little piles of a mixture of Peanut’s and Mixed Birdseed EVERY morning, within a few hours it’s gone! Year round too, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter (even with snow on the ground) I can honestly say they are all cooperate and get along, I Love It! ❀️🐦🐿️

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚
      We’ve had baby squirrels a few times. Once a poor baby had to fight off my Three dogs – which it was gamely doing – till I managed to get in there and pull all the dogs off it! It survived, with no visible wounds – lucky thing! πŸ™‚

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  1. oldmainer

    Years ago we had a squirrel that would come to the back door for walnuts, scratching on the aluminum door to get our attention. Then we didn’t see her for a while, until she returned with her baby.

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  2. Murphy's Law

    They are adorable! And we humans think WE have obstacles in our way trying to make it through life! Your camera took great pictures…sunshine and distance be damned! I sure hope these little guys get to live a long, safe life. πŸ˜‚
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚
      The squirrel population in general seems to be doing OK here, but I also hope these two little ones make it. πŸ™‚

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