May 13, 2011

Flying Squirrel

Oh my, what big eyes you have!
all the better for my night vision
as I glide from tree to tree
Okay, Okay
so you caught me in the
bird house!
 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Sorry little guy or girl
but we will release you into the wild
as we know you live on mostly
bark and insects
you also love small birds
(and not in a good way)
they are NOT for


Paula said...

Oh that picture is so cute of the squirrel in the birdhouse.

texwisgirl said...

wow! that is so cool that you have them there!

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Fabulous! My mom has a herd of squirrels living in two white oaks just outside her front door. Out last Lab seemed to think they were just little dogs and we were always expecting to see him try to follow them up the trees. I can't wait to see how Buddy reacts to them.

Kathy said...

Squirrels eat birds? He's adorable in that bird house peeking his little face out. But really. Squirrels eat birds? - Kathy

moni said...

Squrrel picture is adorable. I know they sure will eat up the birdseed but I didn't know about them eating the birds. Eeek!

Fred Alton said...

What a great snapshot of your wildlife! I think it's fantastic you were able to get that one on camera.

jack69 said...

Hi Cher, been reading, what I didn't read, Sherry says he6y Cher posted this!!! etc. Love the posts and pictures. Some are fantastic. Hope you are well today and SMILES all over your face!!!
Love ya Northern Gal!

Dar said...

I was never so surprised the day I opened the corn barrel at the cabin, to find 3 Flying Squirrels inside waiting to get out...they are blind during the day, and just sheepishly crawled off like staggering drunks when I let them go. Of course, they may just have been very thirsty. Their fur feels like silk...very cool. I love watching them glide in for a landing on the feeders at night, the lil nocturnals.
Nice entry CherlyGirl!

Cathy Clementz said...

Very interesting! I knew they eat some birds and rob nests because of the info we received at Piedmont NWR. They have problems with them there eating and robbing the rare woodpeckers nest (and NOW I can't think of that woodpeckers name!)

shirl said...

Hello again, Cher. Love this image although agree it would probably eat bird's eggs and chicks. Don't like the thought of that image. Never seen this animal before. Will need to look it up now :-D

Remington said...

SO cute!