Florida Squirrels


I spent almost three weeks in Florida recently and obviously, I spent part of that time hoping to run into a squirrel. I decided to take a drive/walk one afternoon to see if the eagles had returned to their previous nest and just as I entered the nature area, I spotted a squirrel!

Curious squirrel 1

I went into full squirrel spotter stealth mode…slowly, slowly I approached the unsuspecting squirrel by way of the boardwalk…I crouched down to make myself appear smaller….I was almost on the ground by the time I was close enough for a decent shot.

Reaching my most advantageous location, I settled in and got comfortable. I was surprised to realize that all of my caution may have been for naught. Herds of bicyclists pedaled happily past, except for those who would stop to try to pick me up off the ground.Reassuring them that I didn’t need water, a granola bar, a bandaid or the name of a good psychiatrist took up a fair amount of time but the squirrel hadn’t budged an inch when I was finally able to put my camera back up to my eye.

Imagine my surprise when a SECOND squirrel made an appearance! Firing away with my camera I soon had enough images to last a lifetime. Bidding the squirrels a fond farewell, I made my way back to my car, brushed the leaves and sand off of myself and sped off into the four o’clock sun. 

Peeking out

two squirrels

21 thoughts on “Florida Squirrels

    1. Making an attempt to be back…been dealing with pneumonia, so the energy is minimal. Hope you enjoyed your snow last week! Yuck!

  1. I can almost picture one calling to the other after you went down, “Nuts! These people are “nuts”!” That’s why they stuck around. 😉 Great shots, My Friend. Always wonderful to see your work.

    1. Thanks! I’m sure I freaked them out, abnormal behavior for human. They probably thought I was rabid.

  2. I just love squirrels. We don’t see much of them because we don’t have many trees near our house, but they were an endless source of amusement when we lived amongst oak trees. I do miss them.

    1. We are living in an apartment in the city for a bit while we build a new home on our property. I’ve not seen one squirrel and I miss them too.

  3. I am soooooo happy you’re back, dear one. I love this post, how you write and your amazing images. Be well, dear friend.😙

    1. Thanks friend! I’m glad to be back, thanks for such nice compliments 🙂 I’m trying to get back in the swing of things, but getting over pneumonia is frustratingly slow.

    1. Thanks Anneli, since I don’t have my squirrels at home right now, it was fun to see these guys.

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