Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hanging Squirrel

We go to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens not just to look at the plants (though they are pretty), but to feed the ducks, geese, other birds, and squirrels. Most of the squirrels come up to you and take the peanuts out of your hand. This one wouldn't so we tossed him a nut. A little later I noticed him coming down the tree with a nut in his mouth. Then he grabbed hold with his hind feet, hung there to the side of the tree and began eating the peanut! I have never seen a squirrel eat that way, it was funny and cool. After he was done I reached out to the tree and gave him another.

Rhododendren Gardens