Aug 20, 2006

Sunflower Mauler

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Squirrel sitting on a suflower head(Toledo, OH) This ambitious squirrel found the proto-seeds of my sunflowers to be a delicacy. Climbing up the stalk of the plant, the squirrel perched over the back of the 2-foot head of this giant sunflower.

The critter maintained remarkable balance on the unsteady plant, and did not seem alarmed as I crept forward to get a picture.

Of course, it probably has me marked as a soft touch for the abundant squirrel food I regularly attempt to use in a failed policy of appeasement toward members of the Sciurus carolinensis species.

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Your squirrel bud also recognizes a softie when he/she sees one too ;-)

Their sense of balance is amazing!