A gentleman bends to pet a squirrel he has just given some peanuts to, in a downtown park in the dead of Winter when the little critters are hungry.
I love this adorable "critters" :))
6 Jan 2019 6:19am
A beautiful scene and winter mood, but I thought squirrels were wilder than that and wouldn’t let themselves be caressed !
6 Jan 2019 8:32am
Wonderful atmosphere !!
6 Jan 2019 9:29am
lovely image !!! i am happy he ( the squirrel) did not run away !!!
6 Jan 2019 10:34am
Hooo une très belle photo
6 Jan 2019 10:42am
This is a superb capture. When we look around all that is bad we see this man and animal happy together, A lesson learned.
6 Jan 2019 11:00am
Whereas here I chase them with wild yells ever since they moved into the bathroom ceiling and had to be scared in to leaving by playing Santana at full volume all day with a CD player on top of a set of steps as the roof space is inaccessible to humans. Even after that they had the temerity to try and move in again this winter. I now have every potential gap under the eves covered with chicken wire. It is those grey Canadian imports that are the problem :)
Nice light and composition and an interesting looking place with the bandstand and what looks like a church beyond
6 Jan 2019 11:02am
@grouser: You certainly have your reasons to grouse about those pesky squirrels. I had much the same challenge with a family of raccoons that I found in the attic of my first old home purchase. Once they were humanely removed I had to put caps on two chimney stacks to prevent further intrusion. Anyway, thanks for the photo feedback.
6 Jan 2019 11:32am
This is very strange! A squirrel that lets itself be petted.
6 Jan 2019 12:38pm
You have captured a sweet moment. Though, along with grouser, we have had quite a time removing them and keeping them out of our eaves. But once the foxes moved into the neighborhood, we no longer have a problem with squirrels.
6 Jan 2019 3:31pm
What a moment you have captured here! And what a brave soul that man is to pet him and not get nipped.
6 Jan 2019 8:26pm
I'm amazed that the squirrel will allow this. But, they are smart and the guy just fed it so, the squirrel figures it's a fair trade.
6 Jan 2019 10:07pm
That is just too cute. There was a squirrel in my yard that would take a peanut from my hand but he would never let me pet him. Right now I have too many in my yard from putting out bird see for the birds every morning.
7 Jan 2019 2:27am
A wonderful moment you've caught here ... how special!
7 Jan 2019 11:06am
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