Monday, May 26, 2014

An Opportunist


Watching this pair play and tease each other around the old cedar tree in the woods was so funny.

Since I don't have a clue who is male and who is female all I could do was leave their antics to my imagination. Spring is in the air and before too long hopefully I'll see little ones soon.



 She would scurry up the trunk and scoot into the hole.  A second, maybe two later, she would pop her head out then in again, each time leaning out a tad farther.

Waiting for him to come around from the back of tree, she got impatient.

Stepping out onto the branch and placing her tail up against the trunk, she waited.

 Then like magic disappeared.


However, according to what I've read, these adorable antics I witnessed are from from romanic.  Squirrels do not mate for life and a female will...well lets just say...do the wild thing, with just about any male within range.  Now here's the kicker.  Once mating is completed, the males bolt, skipping off in search of yet another opportunity.


Sharing the cuteness (and some facts) with you and those at

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i had 11 fox squirrels at the bird feeder tree today. i'm tired of their antics. :)

eileeninmd said...

Those males are little devils. Doing their thing and just leaving.. Not fair! Cute photos. Have a happy week!

Sandra said...

we have not seen ours doing antics and i hope that means they have moved on somewhere else and took the raccoon with them. but these are really cute and they are fun to watch....

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Pesky little critters- but still cute.

Ann said...

Typical male but it sounds like the females get their fair share too...lol

Chatty Crone said...

I love your pictures!!! lol And i love the aqua frames you put around the photos - is that new - or have I been missing it?

Felicia said...

Sounds like a man. LOL.

Cute pics JP

Ginny said...

Well, they are indeed bad boys and girls then!! But I can't wait to see the babies!

ladyfi said...

Such adorable shots.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE squirrels. We have them here but very seldom see them. Now and then one will wander over for birdseed. They are so entertaining.
Yours are beautiful little things.

Monkeywrangler said...

What fat little grey squirrels! Try putting putt some watermelon rinds. They should love it!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautifully presented photos and he/she is definitely an opportunist ~ Happy Week to you ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Nature's peep show ;-)

Mary said...

I love watching squirrels romp and play too, they are hilarious.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

neat coloring ... love how your border matching it all. so cool!! you go OM!!

i have been away on a camping adventure. & now just getting back to replying & talking to you guys again. hope you are well. ( ;

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Great photos of the squirrels JP
wonder if you will see babies!
x x

Karen said...

So cute a lovely post.

Rambling Woods said...

Cute photos... There were mating squirrels in my yard 2 weeks ago.... Michelle

bailey-road.com said...

They are fun to watch.

Florence said...

What sweet creatures! Always fun to watch!

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