37 thoughts on “Peekaboo!”

    1. Oh, you got that right. Those red squirrels give new meaning to the word “cheeky.” ๐Ÿ˜‰ Still, I enjoy seeing—and hearing them!—in my backyard.

  1. Red squirrels are so insolent, always scolding, but high above you in the trees! Nice shot!

  2. Nice shot – I love how the eye is still and the tail swishing. We think romantically of red squirrels because they were largely driven out by the grey ones.

    1. That swishing tail gives some indication of the personality of red squirrels in Maine. They are scrappers and often chase the gray ones away. Fortunately, in Maine, they seem to be able to co-exist. We have plenty of both in our backyard.

      1. I’ve been amazed to see how many squrrels there are in my sweetheart’s neighborhood. The are quite feisty and vocal too, chattering things off.

  3. It did look like a black squirrel. I loved seeing them in Loring Park when we lived in Minneapolis. Whatever type it is, I like it. Especially as it is no threat to my bird feeder. (Grrrr.)

    1. I hadn’t thought about it because I knew what kind of squirrel it was when I was photographing it. But it really does look like a black squirrel. As far as I know, we don’t have black squirrels in Maine. But that is always subject to change, isn’t it?

  4. I have red and gray squirrels at my new feeders, too, and they’re such fun to watch. I’m one who doesn’t care that they come and ‘steal’ birdseed. I figure squirrels have to eat, too! My fox squirrel is about twice the size of the grays — they’re sometimes called cat squirrels here, because one of their calls sounds just like the mewing of a cat.

  5. We only have greys here and I rarely see them so I am very impressed by your photo -you spotted the squirrel AND had your camera out! I know there have been some in the woods here because I saw chewed pine cones this morning.

    1. Actually, I was walking around with my camera and spotted the little scrapper. Actually, heard her (or him) first because of all the indignant chattering.

  6. A lovely visitor Laurie, squirrels always make me smile ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿงก xxx

  7. I’m guessing we don’t have the same kind of squirrels. Ours are grey with big bushy tails, and they never seem to bother with hiding – they chase each other around right in front of us.

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