I have something for you today that I didn't want to lose to the past. I've been trying to make sure that some of this good stuff is shown here. I took the pictures of this squirrel on the same day that I saw the angry squirrel that I showed you in my Fiction Friday post, The Return Of Mr. Nutz.
The squirrel in my pictures today wasn't angry at all. I encountered this furry little guy on the opposite side of the park from the angry squirrel. This one was actually kind of curious to know what I was doing.
It's not really often that an animal will slow down and let me take it's picture, but this one did just that. It was a refreshing thing after just half an hour before when I thought the other squirrel was considering if it could get away with attacking me.
If you look at the pictures here and compare them with the other post, you'll see a few very similar poses. But they're almost like night and day. This squirrel didn't really mind me being there that much.
It didn't really care about me very much at first. It was really more interested in finding a tasty acorn under the old leaves. After it looked at me a few times it would go about it's business digging through the leaves.
After a little bit of searching, it started to notice that I wasn't going away. The squirrel was becoming slightly concerned, so it decided to take to the trees just in case I became a threat. I couldn't blame it for it's concern, people usually moved on.
Now usually when a squirrel becomes even a little bit frightened, their first reaction is anger. They'll puff up a bit and try to make a few squirrely threats. This one wasn't too frightened, it was only taking precautions. It still had to make sure it stayed safe.
I didn't make any moves towards it, so after a few more minutes it decided I wasn't going to be a big threat. That's when it began to calm down even more. I think it was the first squirrel I had ever seen that didn't have a bad temper.
I'll show some later pictures of this squirrel another time. Maybe this post is my first cliffhanger. He posed for me for a long time, so I just can't fit everything in one post. Since the evil Mr. Nutz has a name, maybe I need to figure out a name for this good squirrel. I'll show some even better pictures of him when I have that name. See ya!