Thursday, August 5, 2010

Yellow river

Many of you have read about my observations of squirrels. We've seen squirrels slurping from plastic cheese cups. Squirrels getting zapped by power lines. And squirrels eating dead flickers. But perhaps nothing tops what happened today.

A squirrel nearly, ahem, peed on me.

I was standing in front of our building, under one of the two norway maples out front. I heard something dripping on the curb, about five feet in front of me and the nestling strapped to my chest. It was not a rainy day so it wasn't wind blowing raindrops off the trees. I wasn't close enough to a building for it to be an air conditioner. No one was watering in the vicinity. So it could only be one thing--the only arboreal mammals in the neighborhood. Indeed, there was a gray squirrel draped over a branch about 20 feet up. And then it was all over within about 10 seconds.

4 comments:

偉曹琬 said...

你所貫徹的形象,你喜愛它有多少百分比,你就幸福多少百分比................................................

偉曹琬 said...

一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。............................................................

Daily Chicago Photo said...

LOL!

Squirrel pee: Just another hazard of living in the city ;)
That is a great story!

... nestling??? Congratulations!

sportsshrike said...

Thanks, Bernie!