Curious Squirrel

Curious Squirrel

I was standing in the woods recently, on a peaceful autumn day - just quietly soaking in the sights, sounds, and smells - when a scurrying in a tree above brought me back. Looking up, I saw this Fox Squirrel pausing to watch me. I wasn't moving, so it settled in to watch me - not alarmed, just curious.

It settled in (notice the front left paw curled comfortably under its chest) and watched me for several minutes. Soon, it returned to its treetop travels, continuing on its way to the food and mischief of the day.