Petting A Squirrel

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 6 January 2019 in Miscellaneous.

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.

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS 1/200 second F/5.0 ISO 400 11 mm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

I love this adorable "critters" :))

6 Jan 2019 6:19am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

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

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful atmosphere !!

6 Jan 2019 9:29am

Devi from Chennai, India

lovely image !!! i am happy he ( the squirrel) did not run away !!!

6 Jan 2019 10:34am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Hooo une très belle photo

6 Jan 2019 10:42am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

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

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

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.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


6 Jan 2019 11:32am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

This is very strange! A squirrel that lets itself be petted.
Very cute!

6 Jan 2019 12:38pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

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

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

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

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

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

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

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

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

A wonderful moment you've caught here ... how special!

7 Jan 2019 11:06am