If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you'll know I'm nuts about squirrels. I love feeding them, watching them, and photographing them. The first one I named Andy, after the squirrel in the movie Funny Farm. Awhile back I saw one squirrel that looked like she was pregnant and/or nursing. I nicknamed her Nips, for obvious reasons. I believe these are her children above. I've been seeing a lot of squirrels come up to my feeder lately. Squirrels don't like to share, so there's usually a fight over who gets to sit in the feeder. The other day I saw two sitting together and it dawned on me -- this wasn't Nips, but her babies. Then a day or two later I caught pictures of them playing in a tree. They were climbing on top of one another and chasing each other around. It was quite a sight. The picture below almost looks like a squirrel sitting by a mirror, but it's actually two squirrels.
I haven't come up with names for the babies yet -- got any suggestions?