Squirrel for tea

An unexpected guest for tea and  scones. Well, this is not really a scone, rather a soft roll, – but I think my guest had other worries.

(These photos are taken through the window with 2 layers of old glass. Just to explain the photo quality.)

19 comments so far

  1. ceciliag on

    That is SO SWEET, Is he waiting for someone to open the door for him?

    • Giiid on

      Possibly, I am sure he would have gone inside if he could. Probably because he was hungry. Thank you for your comment Ceciliag. 🙂

  2. milkayphoto on

    Ha! The little THIEF! Your Reds are just as bold as ours are here! Adorable!

    • Giiid on

      I am afraid that this is the beginning of a closer relationship. I remember something about your squirrels trying to get inside by biting in the the wood around the window…

      • milkayphoto on

        Oh, no worries, Birgitte. THAT was a GREY squirrel and s/he was after the peanuts I had (stupidly) left in an open bag on the floor so they coudl smell them. 🙂

        • Giiid on

          They have an incredible good sense of smell. I wouldn´t be surprised to see this one inside, – lets see. 🙂

  3. Montucky on

    What a cute little visitor! What’s the old saying about one’s eyes being bigger than one’s stomach?

    • Giiid on

      A perfect choice of saying for this photo. We use to say it to children, as an argument for making them eat more slowly. Thank you Montucky.

  4. Nye on

    He looks so much different from the squirrel here. I hope he doesn’t plan to stock the bread up for the winter. 🙂

    • Giiid on

      Oh you are right, that would be a disappointing experience to dig it up again next spring. 🙂

  5. Reggie on

    We don’t have red squirrels here – ours are kind of brown-and-grey, usually with a white fluffy tummy, and they tend to be more rounded and to look quite well-fed. Your one looks a little famished, to be honest – so well done to him for ‘rescuing’ that piece of soft roll! 😉

    I love the cute tufted ears!

    • Giiid on

      You are right about this little fellow, he is a bit thin. The mother was killed by a car in spring, and the two small kids then had to learn everything by them self. I have read that it is the mother who show them what to eat, and that this means that they can ignore eatable food, which other squirrels have learned to eat. Perhaps I can give it something to eat when the winter comes…

      • Reggie on

        Wow, you know the whole family history of that little red squirrel! That is so interesting… perhaps you will need to feed it some acorns and nuts and seeds over the winter? Do you know what they are *supposed* to eat? Perhaps you can take over the mommy role and teach them?

  6. isathreadsoflife on

    Cheeky little squirrel 😉 and hungry too ! How lucky to see such a moment ! Thanks for sharing, this is really lovely.

    • Giiid on

      Hi Isa. He is hungry, no doubt about that. As I wrote in the comment to Reggie, his mother died, and he have had to find food by himself a bit too early, I think. Luckily for him, our garden has a lot of hazel bushes, – over the years, the numbers have been increasing. They are comming almost by themself, perhaps from nuts digged down by the old squirrel, and then forgotten. Sorry for being delayed with my answers, and thank you for your comment. 🙂

  7. flandrumhill on

    Giid, it’s wonderful to get a glimpse of your European red squirrels. Their ear tufts give them such a different appearance from the ones we have here in Canada. I think all squirrels worldwide are clever opportunists who are quick to clue in to the presence of tasty treats in their general vicinity. Thank you for sharing your images.

    • Giiid on

      Your squirrels are gray, I suppose? I´ve just looked at the internet to read about the difference. A newspaper had an article “Alarm – a gray squirrel have been seen in a garden”. (I imagine how strange that would sound in a Canadian newspaper). The gray squirrel are much bigger and more aggresive than the red, and will outdo it. A problem in Italy, England and Ireland right now. Thank you for your comment.

      • flandrumhill on

        No Giid, we only have red squirrels. They look very much like yours but without the ear tufts.

        • Giiid on

          Oh I see. I will keep on reading. 🙂

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