Squirrels

I could watch squirrels for hours. I’ve been watching a squirrel behind my house for the last 15 minutes or so. It’s stuffing leaves in its mouth, running up a tree, jumping over to the neighbor’s roof, and making a warm bed in their gutter (I assume) since it’s going to be back below freezing tonight.

Image from Wikimedia
Image from Wikimedia

Most days I see at least a couple of squirrels chasing each other around the trees. Maybe they’re playing Tag.

Their ability to sprint up trees and jump from branch to branch (or tree to tree) fascinates me.