Mackie (originally called McEnroe when she was young and we did not know whether she was a male or female. When she is waiting for a nut, she has a habit of stepping from one hind foot onto the other like a tennis player waiting to hit a ball.) is one of our tame squirrels visiting our garden regularly. It was clearly visible that she has young ones at the moment. I supplied her with a handful of peanuts and she posed for me as long as there were nuts.
Taking photos was a bit difficult as our squirrels feed under our shady, south facing pergola and I had to compensate for the bright backdrop of leaves. I found setting the right exposure a challenge but had a patient subject. Have to find some time to rig up a photo studio for squirrels.
At some stage Mackie suddenly dropped over the side of the box as something scared her but not enough to stop her from eating. So she hung there in good old squirrel fashion and continued to munch.
Last but not least she would like to take a chunk out of my toes as they must look like brightly coloured fruit to her. As I do not relish the thought of my toes being nibbled, I wiggle them and make her jump.
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