“Gimme a nut.”
“Get yer own damn nut.”
A giant creature approached and inspected the bag of nuts.
The thieves looked at each other.
“I think he knows.”
This post is part of the BlogShorts challenge. June 2011 – 30 stories – 30 words – 30 days.
This is my life everyday. We have a family of four squirrels…two are “up the spout.” They don’t know it but soon they’ll be entering a relocation program.
We always loved it when Henry came to visit. My wife was snoring in the lounge chair and I sat totally still in a chair. If you sit still long enough the life in the forest begins to reveal itself to you.
Once I figured out that Henry was going for the nuts, though, I had to put on the kibosh. I’ve heard that salted nuts are bad for squirrels and our nuts were salted.
He still returned, though, and brazenly explored the rest of our camp. I got a few photographs of him in action.
Squirrels have attitude. I’m a chipmunk fan myself. Yesterday morning I saw a Mom and two tiny baby chipmunks come out for, I think, their first outing. Of course, I haven’t seen them at all today. Living in the country is hard sometimes. Maybe they’re on vacation! Yeah…I bet that’s it. 🙂
You know we eat those…
You eat nuts, too??? Wow. 🙂