Monday, July 5, 2010
Foreign Squirrels Are Strange
I have to tell you right away that I unfortunately didn't have my camera with me. This was a completely unplanned adventure, and I was very far away from my normal environment. So I guess you might say that I was a stranger in a strange land. It was a place where the squirrels were very different than the squirrels I know.
There is a small island along the Detroit River that I've only ever visited twice before. It's very far away from where I live now so I don't get much of a chance to visit it more often. And besides, there are no nature trails there. It is a public park though, and I was searching in vain for a hidden trail or two. I only found water, picnic areas and people, and those squirrels.
And it wasn't just one kind of squirrel! There were at least two different kinds, living in harmony. I saw fox squirrels and black squirrels in this tightly knit group. They were definitely together. They really appeared to be just out there lazily enjoying the crowded park, just like the humans! It was almost as if a family of humans out for a picnic were momentarily transformed into squirrels. The strange way they sat there!
I plan on soon making the long drive back to this place, this time with my camera in hand. I hope to see this sight again, but I probably won't. Maybe I'll get lucky though. I hope I do. Then I can prove the strange thing I saw. This one seemed even stranger than all of the tall tales I've been telling lately. I guess truth really is stranger than fiction.
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