Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Did You Find The Squirrel?

That's the question, did you find the squirrel? Well, it appears that some of you did indeed find it! It was a very small target, but you can see it circled in red, towards the top of the big tree in the middle of the photo. The reason I knew it was in that tree is because I watched it run up there.

And how many of you actually found the squirrel this time? This game was a little harder than my last few, but some of you were still able to do it. But wait, how many? There were exactly four of you who guessed correctly where the squirrel is. And this time I'm going to list the winners, in order of when they guessed, right here!

I want all of you to visit their blogs! I read them regularly, and I can say that they are all excellent. Some of them have more than one blog, which are just as good!

Now get ready, because next up is the second part of the game. And this part is gonna be extra fun!

First of all, I want to explain that I'm giving you a closer look at the squirrel here, so you can see that it's really there. It's still hard to see, but it's much more obvious than the picture from the game was. Can you see it now?

And now for the fun part! I asked you to write a completely strange description of where the squirrel might be. And those of you who participated in this part did an excellent job! As far as a winner though, ultimately, there can be only one! I brought back somebody to judge this part of the contest that some of you long time readers will know well.

It's my little friend Alice! It wasn't easy getting her to judge this one, because I had to drag her away from watching cartoons. That seems to be her new favorite thing, so she doesn't travel the nature trails much anymore. I showed her all of the comments, without revealing anyone's names to her. She chose the comment that she thought was the best of the strange. Here is the winner!

"Bareback riding on the forward-looking thin guy striding through the winter woods, Mr. Foxy Squirrel tried hard to feign concern over the possibility that his fair steed would be unable to deliver him to work on time. His real concern was that the impromptu ride would be incautious on the ice and he would spill his latte grande from the corner Starnuts."

Excellent stuff! Honestly, I'm glad I wasn't the one who had to choose these, because I couldn't decide which was the best. I'm glad Alice was up late. Go check out all of the other entries in this part of the game too. You can find them right here.

 And finally, here is the best look of this squirrel I have. As you can see from the first picture, he was very far away. My zoom lense came in very handy this time. Now that I have it, I wouldn't want to be without it. This was a fun game for me. All of your comments made it so. And I have one more thing to say before I finally go.

Whoo! That was not an easy post to write! I literally finished writing it as I posted it. I got up very early in the morning just to make sure I caught any additional comments. I'm happy to say I got 'em all! Thanks everybody! And I'll see you later!


  1. Well, I was all wrong with my answer! I'm terrible with games, but it was fun!

  2. Icy, you are not alone.

    But it was fun.

  3. OK, so I missed the squirrel. That's pretty funny that Alice picked my "story." When I read that a child would be the judge I figured I was out of it, since I thought it might only be funny to an adult. Well, I'll take it. Thanks, Ratty for some fun again.

  4. Hee, I knew it was there. Cat eyes are never wrong. :-)

  5. congrats to all your winners. i couldn't find it although I supposed had I tried a little harder I may have. Fun game though

  6. Ratty, I missed this contest however I did look for the squirrel just now and could not find him on the contest post :O

    Great writing by Sharkbytes and congratulations. Good contest.

  7. Congratulations on your win Sharkbytes! This was a terrific idea Ratty, and lots of fun (I was tickled to participate, thank you! :o)

  8. Wow, I had to see your biggest enlargement before you even BEGAN to convince me there was a squirrel there--I kept seeing a branch stump!! Now MY squirrel, which wasn't a squirrel, looked more like a squirrel than your squirrel, at least to my eyes!! But hey, congrats to all the winners with better eyes than mine and to Sharkbyte for being very clever!!

  9. I like your blog

  10. Congrats to the winners, good eyes they have. Sharkbytes' post was great, it made me smile. But I still see a squirrel on the other tree, or at least a squirrel shape. Maybe it's time to get my eyes checked, lol.