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Pictures My friend Mama Squirrell <3

April

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So much to my happiness my job has about 2 acres of land and we are still just "wild" enough to have several Squirrels, Bunnies and a plethora of different small bird species that frequent our yard so most days I work on lunch I roam around hoping to get some nice shots. I've recently befriended for lack of a better word what is clearly a female squirrel who either has babies in her Drey or is about to have them any day. At first she would bolt at the mere sight of me but now after about a month of taking pics of her she lets me get closer every time and I archived the ultimate trust the other day. She was on the ground with a nut and saw me approach but she didnt bolt in fear she simply climbed up the tree nice and slow giving me several good shots and then pretty as you please stretched out with her prize about 7 feet above my head and was absolutely content to just hang out right above me and continue to husk her nut and look completely adore while she did. I was so touched that she trusted me enough to feel safe and stay that close to me for about 20 mins while she slowly but surely unearthed her prize at one point she was throwing the husk fragments aside and one hit me on the shoulder,lol.

Then after she finished her meal she slowly took off across the trees with me still following her and she looked back and saw me and still she continued on to her drey and showed me the location. I still can't believe I was "trusted" enough and deemed not a thread to be able to see such a sacred place. I am forever grateful for her trust in me. I hope she will stay around and raise her babies in the yard so I can watch them grow and get pics of them as well. @Peachfaced
Mama Squrriel with nut on ground.jpg Mama Squrriel in tree with dirty nut.jpg Mama Squrriel in tree with dirty nut 2.jpg Mama Squrriel in tree with nut in mouth.jpg Mama Squrriel in tree with nut in mouth nut dust.jpg Mama Squrriel in tree with nut in hands husk coming off.jpg Mama Squrriel in tree looking right into my eyes.jpg
 

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Beautiful pictures!
 

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She is SO stinking cute!! :swoon: Those are beautiful!
 

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She is SO stinking cute!! :swoon: Those are beautiful!
Thank you! Isn't she though? She's like a living stuffed animal! I just wanna reach out and snuggle her adorable widdle fluffiness! :heart:
 

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I'm obsessed with that last photo, especially. Those little cheeks! She honestly looks very friendly.
 

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Great pictures
 

April

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I'm obsessed with that last photo, especially. Those little cheeks! She honestly looks very friendly.
Doesn't she thought? She just gives off the aura of a gentle soul.
 

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Wow, fantastic photographs! She looks very calm around you :swoon:
 

April

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Wow, fantastic photographs! She looks very calm around you :swoon:
Thank you so much,I'm pleased that you enjoyed them. She certainly does seem very trusting of me so I'm extremely grateful for that and how it effects my pic taking opportunities.
 

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Wow! You're so lucky.... Lots of squirrel here, but no one is that friendly.
 

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Wow! You're so lucky.... Lots of squirrel here, but no one is that friendly.
I am very lucky indeed! I hope she will stick around a good while and our friendship can grow stronger.
 
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