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Ok, I know it's just a rat with a bushy tail...

By Mrsbass
But they are sooooo cute!!

Good morning everyone,

I'd taken some seed to try and encourage the birds out of the trees at the reservoir yesterday - what did emerge from the bushes were 8 or 9 squirrel's fighting over the nuts in the mix! It was really a sight to see and I am pleased to say whilst they were fighting amongst themselves the birds flew down and made off with the food right in front of them!

Thank you as ever for your comments and encouragement for my previous uploads - it is as you know very much appreciated.

It was a good gig last night and I will be spending some time sifting through the photographs today to see if any are suitable for the band to use.

Have a great day - best wishes

Tags: Squirrel Wildlife and nature

Voters: johnke, S_Psharma, jovanovic and 37 more

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johnke Plus
8 223 16 England
1 Jun 2013 8:26AM
And aren't they so cute Heather, the perfect composition. Glad you had a good time last night...John
Caziwinkles 8 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 8:32AM
A beauty Heather - we have one visit us from time to time - he just sits eating nuts on the garage roof! Enjoy your weekend! Smile

Philip_H Plus
9 1.5k United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 8:48AM
A very endearing capture, Heather.

Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
1 Jun 2013 8:49AM
It is always so nice to see one Heather !! We don't have them where I live but they are in Cape Town and we are always on the look out when we visit there Smile
widtink 8 406 2 Scotland
1 Jun 2013 8:50AM
The title says it all Heather !!!! But you know what , they taste bloody good Smile . Nicely sharp and detailed image of these little rats

richmowil Plus
12 438 2 England
1 Jun 2013 9:01AM
One bushy tailed rat - well captured! I like the composition of this shot which has good detail and super colour!! Nice one!!
1 Jun 2013 9:13AM
Well composed & detailed photo Heather
Regards Brian
ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
1 Jun 2013 9:18AM
A great capture, much cuter than a rat...I tried to photograph some a few weeks ago in Hout Bay but they were too fast for me...well doneGrinGrin
1 Jun 2013 10:32AM
Great image super detail
Makes the old tree rat look good
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1809 England
1 Jun 2013 10:50AM
And, amazingly, it isn't eating one of Mrs Dudler's daffodil bulbs...
zapar40 10 66 5 Wales
1 Jun 2013 1:13PM
lovely cute shot Heather. i like these types of Rat too. Wink
1 Jun 2013 2:48PM
Fabulous capture !
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 5:53PM
Buggers are everywhereWink

One small tip Heather, if you are putting out food, make sure the peanuts are well mulched up
The parents will feed their chicks the nuts and they could choke on them

Even when I put out the bait at the woods, during the Winter, I still run the peanuts through a blender

capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 6:45PM
Good sharp detail.Smile

bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 7:35PM
Excellent catch light in the eye good dof and very sharp excellent shot .OH and I love these tree rats we have them in the garden.SmileSmile
1 Jun 2013 8:43PM
These little bushy tailed rats make excellent foto fodder, Heather!
A stunning shot!

hasslebladuk 11 1 6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 10:32PM
Cracking shot
1 Jun 2013 11:04PM
What a cracking shot Heather,superb details..Lin
2 Jun 2013 12:44PM
Cracking capture Heather. He looks so cute!!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 1:14PM
He's beautiful! GrinGrin
kel55 8 8 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 5:48PM
Very good shot Heather , dof is excellent , front of the post and back ground is blurred leaving the creature nice and sharp , can't fault this one bit , nice image to look at ,Kel
Cute, so cute, lovely imageSmileSmile
18 Jul 2013 1:17PM

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