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 Post subject: Baby grey squirrel
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:54 pm 
Me and friend were out on a bike ride/photography trip to a local wildlife park about 7 miles away.
On the way back as we were waiting to cross a road, we saw this little baby squirrel running across the road. I expected to continue on its way and stay distanced from us. Instead, the little critter came over and jumped onto my leg! He then went over to my friend and did the same. He allowed us to pick him up as well!
These pictures were taken on auto mode as I had no idea how long my friend could hold onto the little guy so there's not much special about them, I just wanted to share =).

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:00 pm 
Thats nice, i always wanted to play around witha squirrel

was he soft? :)

great experience!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:28 pm 
He was amazingly soft actually!
He didn't want to leave us, he kept following us when we tried to put him in woods away from the road.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:51 pm 
eddcunningham wrote:
He was amazingly soft actually!
He didn't want to leave us, he kept following us when we tried to put him in woods away from the road.


Thats neat, i think squirrels are pretty rad (aka cool) :)

you got lucky here, might be the next pet?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:57 pm 
Just make sure you keep the little critter away from Northumberland:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7347828.stm


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:40 pm 
calmac1991 wrote:
Just make sure you keep the little critter away from Northumberland:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7347828.stm


It's tragic, isn't it?

That's part of the reason I didn't bother to try and get him taken to some sort of shelter to be honest. I'd rather him be out in the woods and have a chance of getting back to his family rather than just be culled.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:49 pm 
eddcunningham wrote:
It's tragic, isn't it?


Yes, it is, but would it not also be tragic if red squirrels became extinct?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:50 am 
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oh, my gosh, what is wrong with people? That is one cute little squirrel, and the red ones, they are spectacular. Am glad you captured his little face for us, and hope he made it back to his family, the bushy tailed family..

thanks for posting these, it is amazing the things you find, when you aren't lookin...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:06 am 
patti wrote:
thanks for posting these, it is amazing the things you find, when you aren't lookin...


patti


Well to be honest, he found us!
He came bounding across the the road and hopped onto my foot =).

Here's a video of him that my friend took
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DpoQeoIpXF8


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