Thursday, December 3, 2009
The Determined Black Squirrel
The forest was just full of squirrels today when I was there. I wasn't really sure you wanted to see more squirrel pictures quite yet since I recently gave you a whole week of nothing but one lone squirrel. Still, I take all the animal pictures I can get, so I have plenty more squirrel pictures. You'll only see a select few of those though.
After getting some good pictures, I got to the area where I took the pictures of that now famous squirrel, Flynn. Can you guess who was there waiting for me? Yes, it was the celebrity of all squirrels, Flynn himself! He actually identified himself by duplicating the same behavior he showed before, and his trademark squint that he gives just before he makes a move. But there was something else lurking in the background.
I did my best to get some pictures of this little guy, but the first several turned out as blurry as any others I've ever tried. The black squirrel briefly paused on the side of a tree to look at me. I thought I got him there, but it still didn't work. He then came forward as quick as a flash, and stopped right in front of me!
The top picture of this post is one of two that I got of him when he paused this time. But just as quick as that he was off again! The second picture here shows him as he shot off past me. Notice that he is the only thing blurry in this picture. These black forest ninja squirrels move like lightning!
All I can think was that he must really have been determined to get across that path. He was willing to risk running right out into the open to get to his destination. He was even able to overshadow the return of that most famous squirrel, Flynn. This was one amazing black squirrel adventure!