Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Forrest Gump................................................... or just a "lover" of Squirrels?

I had a visit to Chester on my way home from Wales and had a wander around one of the public gardens.

"Life is like a box of..... nuts?"

Chester is a popular city with tourists and the local wildlife are used to the visitors.

No! I haven't stamped on one... it just looks like it in this image.

It is well documented how much trouble I have at home with my garden squirrels.

Maybe I should try a new approach and befriend them.

I had Chester's eating out of my hand.



I find them fun to watch at times... so as long as this lot don't follow me home I didn't mind sharing a bit of my lunch (plus a few treats)

I even shook hands on the deal.

30 comments:

Phil said...

Wow! Those are tame - they run out of our garden, especially if I chase them off. LOL.

Brian King said...

LOL! If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Great photos, Andrew! I've never hand fed a squirrel before.

TexWisGirl said...

too darn cute!!!

holdingmoments said...

Great shots Andrew.
It's an amazing feeling when 'wild' animals react like that with us.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I prefer a box of chocolates myself Andrew but I can see how this might not go down well with the pigeons!! The sequence of squirrel shots is just delightful, they don't bite?

Sandra said...

I can't stop smiling, all the way from Mr Gump down to the good by shake... love all of these. and am soooooo jealous.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Love that little paw holding your hand as he grabs a snack. Wonderful pictures Andrew.

Bob Bushell said...

They know how far they can go, if you are that sort of person that gives them a treat, whatever you can't do at home.

grammie g said...

HI Andrew...you are to funny ...and I bet you can't say that the way Forrest does either ; }!
Real cute post ...must be a thrill to feed them like that...did you get pooped on ? lol!!
Loved it !!
Gracexx

Horst in Edmonton said...

Awesome photos, looks like you had a fun day hand feeding the local wildlife.

Findlay Wilde said...

Hope they didn't follow you home. Mum said to say she really likes the title of this blog. From Findlay

Adam Tilt said...

Don't let the word out that you feed Squirrels or your garden will be overrun with them! Great story though.

Michelle said...

These little guys are so cute. I have never been brave enough to hand feed a squirrel.

Eva de dueñas said...

What a Beautiful photos. I,d like doing the photographies in this way for my paintings. Congratulations

Carole M. said...

great series; you sure did make friends with the squirrel

Terri Buster said...

Great shots- I wouldn't want them buggers to follow me home either!

Sallie (fullTime-Life) said...

Nicer when they're eating somebody else's plantings!

Carole said...

Great shots! And what fun. :-)

Funny, just last night I was sorting through old film photographs and came across one of me kneeling down feeding a squirrel a cracker at a park near the coast. This particular park is inundated with squirrel activity, and they're fed often by visitors so are unafraid of anyone.

There is also a state park local to us where a lot of squirrels reside. Those are a bit more forward. They'll come out of their dens and onto the biking/hiking trail, following people while in search of a treat. Last summer, one squirrel jumped up on the front end of my husbands bike. I kid you not. lol

Larry said...

It looks like a great time Andrew. When I was a kid, a friends dad raised a baby squirrel and taught it ti take nuts out of his shirt pocket. They are cute little rodents.

phylliso said...

Just so the squirrel doesn`t tell his friends how giving you are with the treats,great pictures,I`ve never seen a squirrel that tame,phyllis

Wanda said...

What a wonderful post to come home to after a loooong day at work! Thank you Andrew for the much needed laugh, you are quite the Dr. Doolittle. Note: Once you befrind a squirrel with food, it can get pretty expensive to keep them fed... and they will expect you to feed them!!
Good luck if you try it with your garden squirrel. :) xoxo

The Herald said...

Excellent post Andrew, I hope that they didn't all follow you home?..lol.

And of course your welcome, any time, to come to my garden and do your pied piper act on 'my' squirrels!...[;o)

joo said...

You've made my day! The last photo is terrific:)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I know that they are a pest (I'm surprise they were not introduced here!) but they still do have a certain charm!

Thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Australia

Indrani said...

Cool captures!

Liz said...

Great shots Andrew!!
We came across some very tame squirrels in St James Park as we were walking along Birdcage Walk after the "Changing of the guards". They were quite comical!!

Skye said...

What sweet pictures of this little squirrel! My daughter loves squirrels - she would love this :)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Andrew!!!.. I love squirrel.. So cute.. Greetings from Spain.

Gary Jones said...

They are a real pain in my garden on the feeders, but cant help adoring them as they are so cute.

Pantherka said...

Fantastic ... these are amazing images, Andrew.