Monday, March 16, 2009

Wounded Squirrel...

Well, we've finally had a few spring like days in a row and since Friday I've spent hours by the bird feeder. At least an hour in the morning than another couple in the afternoon. When you stay still long enough even the shy critters realize you're not a threat and come closer than normal. This squirrel was feeding on the seeds and corn I put out for it when it decided to climb up on a board I have out there and relax in the sun. It actually was nodding off, that's a true sign that a wild creature is not threatened; when it goes to sleep in front of you. While it was lying there I noticed that scabbed wound on its neck. I have a few of these squirrels around and they're always chasing each other away from the food so this one must've been on the losing end of a fight.


Nick S said...

That's a very red looking red squirrel John. Nice capture.

Mary said...

Poor thing! I hope it got a lot of sunshine and rest. I never did find out what happened to the one that I had with a big scab on it. I guess Nature gives greater healing powers to creatures that have no doctors. Squirrels are tough! It is a very cute photo. I like its eye ring and reddish color.

MaineBirder said...

Nice photo John!

We have a grey squirrel that's missing part of its ear, seems to be doing fine. With all of the Hawks and Eagles around here, we figure it had a close call with one of them.

The Birdlady said...

Aw, he's adorable! Aren't the results of bird feeders grand?

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