Thursday, June 3, 2010
The Bad Seed
First, no, poor little Chippy didn't get the seeds he was after. The only thing that Chippy got was a meeting with the Bad Seed. Here she is in the picture above. Chippy dared to cross the path to get to the extra food he craved so much, and this mean old squirrel relentlessly chased him away, not once, not twice, but several times.
I'm sure the pose above looks charmingly cute when you first look at it, but it's one of the most deceptive things you've ever seen. Take a closer look. Look at the intensity on her face. Look at the strangeness of her tail. Look at the ground just to the front of her hind feet. What does it all mean?
So now to bring the exciting conclusion of this story an even bigger dimension, I have caught some of this action on video! So this episode of Rat TV shows the red squirrel jealously and angrily guarding all of the seeds around her.
We get to watch as Chippy makes more than one attempt to get his rightful share, but is chased away at every turn by this bad seed of a squirrel. Can't she share even a little bit? Chippy only wants what's rightfully his. Why would she do this?
This is my second video that you can watch in HD! This link to the video on YouTube may also help if you have trouble watching it here.
I watched her chasing the other animals for several minutes before I moved on to visit the nature center. I came back half an hour later, and found her there angrier than ever, and still after the little chipmunks. Why would this evil bad seed do such a thing? Is she just plain mean and nasty? Or does she have another reason?
This story is not over yet. I know the source of her evil power. Tune in tomorrow to discover the truth!
Nature Center Magazine - Copas is back from a one week vacation! His feature for this week is the state of Delaware. Don't take his articles lightly. They offer some very valuable links and information for each state he features.
(One final thing. I'll try to visit some of your sites very soon. I've had a very busy few days, and I've only had time to write these posts. Just this much has kept me up past midnight each night. Thanks for all of your comments.)