A Squirrel and me – Hide and Seek!

Saw it on the tree infront of our home. He was too naughty and funny… I tried to click some snaps and he was not ready pose at all… 😉

So the game started…a game of hide and seek!:)

Finally this is what I could win….!

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Do you know, a squirrel can jump upto 20feet? Because, they have long , strong back legs and short front legs. Though not 20 feet, this one also jumped a lot here and there! From branches to branches, running through the cables, jumped on to higher window parapet , down to walls…so much of circus! Smart one!

(You can see it’s strong back legs and short front legs in the below shot.)

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Squirrels are acrobatic, intelligent and adaptable. Yes, yes, you are acrobatic and intelligent. Come on, give me a pose yaar, let me take a close up! 🙂

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The word ‘squirrel’ means ‘shadow tail’ in Greek. They live in almost every habitat on earth. When they are scared or they are in danger, first they don’t move for a while and they quick to move to a safe place in a zigzag way! Smart, right?

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There is one type of squirrels called flying squirrels! They have a membranous structure called patagium which helps them to glide like a parachute while jumping from one place to another. (cannot fly like a bird).  Squirrels are there for almost 35-40million years and spread across 285 species. The oldest squirrel fossil is similar to modern flying squirrel.

Of course, my friend is not a flying squirrel. It is a naughty squirrel rather :))

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Thanks my friend, I had a very funny and nice time playing hide and seek with you! See you later…btb, thanks for the poses!!!:))


Photos:Canon EOS 600D,75-300mm

You want to know more about squirrels? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squirrel


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21 thoughts on “A Squirrel and me – Hide and Seek!”

  1. Beautiful captures and equally beautiful lines. I have the frequent visits of squirrels in my garden at Wood Green , North London but unlike you, I have not been lucky enough to capture them with my camera! 💕

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        1. Oh, that’s cool. Next time we could meet! I travel to uk at times on business. Mainly to Cambridge. (go thru Heathrow!). 2016 June was the last visit. Did a visit to London city in 2015…nice to get connected Anita. Also thanks for reading pebbles!

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