Tuesday, August 12, 2008

City Squirrel

This is a very healthy Eastern Gray Squirrel - just look at the golden tones in her coat! That is due partly to the fact that her diet is being routinely supplemented with organic almonds from our apartment pantry! We have been feeding her since early spring. At that time she would follow us down the sidewalk, begging. Now she comes right up onto our deck and sometimes even jumps into my lap! My husband named her Rocky when we thought she was a he. Then we noticed that she was lactating, and from that point on, we have called her Raquel.
A little rodent trivia:
Did you know that a squirrel's nest is called a drey?


Susan Beauchemin said...

Hey little squirrel, come out and play--crawl out of your drey, it's another day!

martha miller said...

another goddamn dreary day
no way i'm comin' outta my drey

nuts to you

(a cynical squirrel)

Susan Beauchemin said...

OK--Have it your way--curl right up and stay in your drey--excuse me I'll get out of your way.