February theme day: Animals


I really hesitated between two shots for today's theme day, but I decided to use this one. The runner-up is a bit abstract, perhaps I'll show it to you later in the week.  Almost anyone that knows me realizes that squirrels are the bane of my gardening existence. But this little guy was just so cute as he posed for me on the University of Toronto campus, that I couldn't help snapping a shot. They're always cute, until they're digging up your garden and eating your tulip bulbs! 

Animals were the choice for this month's CDP theme day. If you'd like to see more, click here. And I've got a bonus pretty kitty for you on my travel blog!

21 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

They may be cute, but they're still rodents! :D

Jilly said...

Cute they are but a nuisance I gather. we only have the odd one around here - instead we have wild boars!

Olivier said...

un ecureuil en plein hiver, il doit avoir froid et avoir du mal a trouver des touristes pour le nourrir, belle photo

cieldequimper said...

Trop mignon !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Awww! that's a very cute 'nuisance' Halcyon. Lovely shot!

VP said...

Excellent image, the light is impressive!

Tanya said...

awwwww, he's cute...we have tons of squirrels that play in our yard, love them...but then i don't have tulip bulbs lol

Lowell said...

Well, I think it was quite gracious of you not to bash the little rascal on the head with your camera. Instead, you took his portrait. I'm sure he's very appreciative, too! :-)

Rambling Round said...

I love to watch squirrels scamper, but this one looks a little cold!

SRQ said...

Nice capture. I suppose the ground is too frozen for him to dig up any problems right now.

Halcyon said...

@Olivier - il ne faut pas avoir de souci pour ces animaux. Ils ont plein à manger !

@SRQ - actually we've had quite a light winter here. The ground has not been frozen at all. It was around 6c when I took this shot and the snow was melting.

flutietootie said...

Oh so cute. He is an amazing model.

RedPat said...

I still think they are cute even though they eat my veggies!

NixBlog said...

Ah! The cuteness depends on context doesn't it? Whose garden they are digging up ;-)
Great photo!

VioletSky said...

they are annoyingly cute. I had one that used to break into my kitchen through the screen.

Regina K said...

This animal also eats my bird seed and torments my dog.... lol Great theme!

Jack said...

A SQUIRREL! My temperature rose ten degrees. I have reflexive responses to even the word "squirrel."

Randy said...

What a cutie!

Hilda said...

You sound like my brother.

Glad to hear that your winter isn't very bad this year.

Kaori said...

I almost didn't see the little guy! I know you'll groan but...I actually miss seeing squirrels! We don't have them here :)

JM said...

Here it is, 'my' londoner's cousin! :-)

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