Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Young Ones

Baby Squirrels

Baby Squirrel

Baby squirrel up a tree


Two days ago we noticed a baby squirrel at the veranda. It was eating the bird seeds on the lawn. Tindra the cat was very interested, but didn't have the energy to try and catch the young squirrel. Yesterday there was four baby squirrels here. All eating bird seeds. For hours as it seemed. Enter Matilda the cat, Tindras sister. So now there are only three baby squirrels left.

27 comments:

RedPat said...

Those are the cutest squirrels ever - love their ears! I hope that you can keep the cats away from the rest of them.

Gail said...

These are adorable. Quite unlike our squirrels.

Ann said...

They are so cute (shame about the cat but they do have to eat). I wish we had squirrels.

Bill said...

Cute brown squirrels, not like the grey ones in England which are a pest.

Luis Gomez said...

Great shots! Funny little things.

B SQUARED said...

They all look they could be in a Swedish Rock band.

brattcat said...

These are so darling which makes it even sadder to learn of the demise of one.

anjoe playhouse said...

Find another place for the bird seeds ;-)

paul said...

So cute ... and so sad. Great shots of adorable creatures. There are no squirrels in NZ.

Halcyon said...

If our squirrels looked like these, I probably wouldn't chase them out of my yard.

Cute!!

Jarart said...

Our squirrels don't look as cute as these do. Nice close up pictures.

Scylla said...

Men gud, jag dööör, vad söta! Så där så det kniper i magen. Vad duktig du är.

Steffe said...

The three survivors lived to see another day. I told Matilda's owner what had happened, and she was a bit upset, but then again cats are cats. I took a few more photos and might upload a few to flickr in a day or two.

AB said...

Hard to beat for cuteness! Shame one fell into feline claws

Ineke said...

aahhh. little animals are to die for. (i know, bad joke)

Steffe said...

Happy to inform that they are still alive and kicking. They learned a lesson the other day and are now very quick to disappear up the birch whenever the cats close in on them.

Gunn said...

They are beautiful!
What a nice color they all had, and SUPERB shots you managed to take!! Bravo Steffe!!:-)

Steffe said...

We are down to two baby squirrels now. I found a headless one at the veranda today.

Scylla said...

Nä :(

VP said...

I have never seen anything so cute! You caught them perfectly, either did Matilda.

Randy said...

I love squirrels. Great photos. I hope the other three will be ok.

JM said...

How very cute! These shots are amazing!

Diana said...

omfg!the cuteness!!! ;w;)/ jag vill ha på min veranda!!

Seattle DUI attorney said...

Nice to see a different kind of squirrel. Great photos.

Marie-Noyale said...

Adorable little twins!

So nice to see real squirrels with that warm red color...
The ones we have here are greyish and look more like small rats!!!

Tinsie said...

Awww red squirrels! How cute :-)

We used to have red ones too, but now very few remain, the gray ones have taken over.

Tinsie said...

P.S. Hope the remaining two are still alive....