What had started out as one curious squirrel visiting our yard for some tasty bird food, is now a family of three. Once in a while a fourth one shows up, but he doesn’t stay long.
Frank was the name we gave the squirrel when he first came to visit. He was just too darn cute not to name. Every once in a while Frank comes to the yard with another squirrel. The chase each other around the yard, across the top of the fence and through the trees. We call Frank’s friend Franny. They are fun to watch. It amazes me how quickly the squirrels can race to the top of a tree and jump from tree top to tree top. I’m hoping when the weather gets warmer I can capture some shots of them jumping through the tree tops. I might have to give video a try!
I am not a squirrel expert, but based on description and the activity of Frank and his friends, I believe they are Fox Squirrels. These squirrels are the largest tree squirrel in Nebraska. They can are fast tree climbers and view bird feeder poles as just a skinnier tree. Because they can also jump, keeping them off and/or out of bird feeders can be difficult. No doubt, there will be a post about the squirrel adventures in the Spring. 🙂
Frank is another one of my favorite subjects to photograph. He seems to play for the camera. Here’s some pictures I took throughout last year. Maybe you can see his personality.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog! Hope you liked spending some time with Frank.
All photos are originals by Kim Lawless.