Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Clever little squirrel

The other day, we had some very heavy rain come through our area. As I often do during these crazy storms, I took a quick glance out the kitchen window to see how bad it really was. For some odd reason, my eye was drawn to this sight...

As you can see, it is a clever little squirrel with his own umbrella!

I don't know how or why my gaze landed upon him. His coat and the tree are almost the same color. If he was trying to camouflage himself, he did a pretty good job.

I just had to get a closer look at this!

Isn't that too funny?

I called everyone out on the back porch and we got a huge kick out of this ingenious little fellow. Usually, squirrels are the enemy as they clean out our bird feeders regularly. This time though, he was supplying the early evening entertainment and we were taking advantage of it!

Or maybe, as you may notice in the next photo, he was busy watching us.

Either way, a rainy evening and a resourceful rodent opened up another learning opportunity for our little family. Who knew squirrels could be so innovative?


Debbie said...

Hey look a squirrel!

He is quite smart.

mo said...

Nutsy! :)

Seriously, that is really cool!

Tink *~*~* said...

Now we know what the bushy tail is for :D

Tink *~*~*

MariBy said...

That is so clever...it must be a girl squirrel! ;)