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Squirrel On Park Bench   2 comments

Squirrel On Park Bench — Image by kenne

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small
men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been
given than to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not
a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential.
Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

— Muhammad Ali

Posted September 18, 2020 by kenneturner in Capturing the Moment, Information, Photography

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Squirrel On A Park Bench   2 comments

squirrel-on-park-bench-october-2013-8458-blogSquirrel On A Park Bench — Image by kenne

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

—Maya Angelou

Posted December 8, 2016 by kenneturner in Information, Nikon D800, Photography

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Capturing The Moment — Squirrel with Sunflower Seeds   8 comments

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Flower Garden (1 of 1)-7 blogSquirrel Eating Sunflower Seeds in The CSU Trial Gardens, Ft. Collins (September 13, 2014) — Images by kenne

Frost the night before

Leaving flowers bent over

Food for the squirrels.

— kenne

A Patio Friend — Well, Maybe   6 comments

Our patio is enclosed by a wall with several opening along the ground-line for drainage. To keep the critters out, the openings are covered with a wire mesh. round-tailed ground squirrelBecause the patio is enclosed, it’s great for our cat, Kika, especially since she is not a “jumper.” She loves being outside with us, but each time on the patio, she walks the parameter obviously picking up a scent. Sometimes she spends time staring at one of the drainage holes. We knew we were sharing our patio with some kind of critter. Occasionally, I would see something moving quickly out of the side of my eye. Since pack rats are common in the desert, I figured we were being visited by a pack rat.

round-tailed ground squirrelThen one day I saw the rear of something going into the corner hole and disappearing. Since the wire mesh blocked exit from the hole, I figured it went up inside the concrete block wall. So, I placed bricks in front of the hole and removed the wire mesh so the critter could exit the patio only. The next day I noticed that something had dug under the bricks. I also noticed similar diggings around the sago palm planter.

round-tailed ground squirrelI continued to think the critter living on the patio was a pack rat, that is until yesterday when we saw something moving under the patio table. Taking a closer look, I could see the animal was a round-tail ground squirrel.

round-tailed ground squirrelWhile getting my camera, the squirrel scampered over to one of the wall holes. When I got too close, the squirrel would go up into the wall, so I backed off and waited.

round-tailed ground squirrelAfter awhile the squirrel reappear from inside the block wall, surveying the area. I could tell she was trying to get to was a more comfortable place.

round-tailed ground squirrelShe moved under one of the patio planters, looked around and began running to the corner wall hole.

round-tailed ground squirrelWhere was Kika? In the house sleeping. — Images by kenne

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