Cute isn't he?
I first noticed him from a distance. As I rounded the corner of our house, to enter the garden; I saw him bouncing away in the direction of the Sycamore tree. Must say; it made me happy.
I like squirrels and enjoy watching them. I knew he must have found a feeder.
There are three feeders at the potting shed. Bird feeders that is. One is a flat, staked tray that you push into the ground; it's in the center of the garden. Two others are hanging feeders and I try to fill them once everyday. Because of this; we have alot of visitors who sing and make the garden such a happy place.
Yesterday evening as I walked back into the garden, I saw a bunch of birds fly off as I entered.
I had my earbuds in and was listening to Following God With All Your Heart. My mind was sooo into it. "I was silent I suppose," and stepped into the potting shed looking for my gloves. As I turned my head,... we made eye contact. Me and Squirrel. He was sitting in my newly opened 50 pound sack of black sunflower seeds.
Do you know what a squirrel does when he's taken by surprise? Do you know what a 40something year old woman does when she too is taken by total surprise? Ya see... the thing is... the potting shed is small. It doesn't have a door and I was... in a bad place. Yep, I was standing right there in Squirrels exit. A neon exit sign may as well have been flashing above my head! We did not make actual fur to skin contact... but I'm tellin ya... it was close. Yes; I can scream! I think Squirrel did too! Blue racer lizard; whom I've grown to love was hangin out on top of the possum belly cupboard and Squirrel and I's interaction scared him to death too. He took off running as fast as his four little legs could carry him and I haven't seen him since.
Squirrel came back today however. And as I entered the potting shed; I made certain none of his friends came with him. I noticed the sack of sunflower seeds had broken shells all over the top where "someone" had been settin there again.*
To date; the potting shed's had a stray dog birth 8 puppies in it, ... a bird once made her nest inside the trash can; .... the shed is home to waspers, carpenter bees, mud dobbers and termites. The shed's had visitors of cats, lizards, a snake who I'm sorry to say lost his life, and no doubt our friend thee armadillo has ventured inside, and now this particular Squirrel.
Kinda gives new meaning to the words Home Sweet Home doesn't it? Lord have mercy.
Have a great weekend everyone!