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Laughing Dog Arts
Friday, March 26, 2010
These little Douglas squirrels are terrors. They chase the little chipmunks around. I once watched one jump on my peacock when he got too close to the food. I tried to slowly go up to one in the bird feeder below, with sunflower seeds in my hand. He held his ground, watching me get closer and closer. I thought "oh, he is so tame and cute, maybe he will eat right out of my hand!" When I finally got my hand right up there the little #@!!&*!! charged me! He hit me with his little paws bam bam bam then went back to eating his seed. Needless to say, I just watch from a distance now. They are beautiful and I enjoy them, but I don't try to tame them any more. In the photo above is a California ground squirrel. They are so big that I saw one saunter past Charlie cat (wish I'd had my camera in hand then!) and Charlie didn't twitch a whisker, just sat there and watched it. They have big cheek pouches like the chipmunks do, and load up before heading off to stash it. The Douglas squirrels just sit and eat their fill, they don't seem to carry food away for later.
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