Monday, 1 October 2007

Scouting For Squirrels

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Taken by me yesterday (Britney the squirrel demanded soft focus). I'm going through my nature phase at the moment. All poets have to have one, it's the law! (click on View All Images to see witty captions accompanying 'poetry-in-motion')
For my previous posting on these delightful critters see Ethnic Cleansing of The Grey Squirrel

9 comments:

Rol Hirst said...

That's one hell of a friendly squirrel!

Steve said...

That's one hell of a scary squirrel! Get back! Back I say! Aaargh!

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Check out the yellow teeth in the close-up! Needs to get her Hollywood smile sorted before she poses for me again. Actually she was the cheekiest squirrel I'd ever come across. Completely fearless, and aside from confusing part of my finger and bits of the camera with nuts, she was fun. (I think it was a 'she' but I'm not well versed on these things, ahem!)

Dan said...

Thats a great set of photos. Especially given the lack of a tripod, fast lens blah blah - wow! I've never seen a quirrel as close up as that - was this your 50 quid samsung?

I'm jealous he he - where was this creature?

Finally - the genus Sciurus cannot claim the title of "wombat", EVER. This is strictly reserved for people like me ok? (in-joke)...

Dan

Steve said...

Just realised you were in The Jephs. You were a mere hundred yards from my place of employment! Those photos could have been a damn sight scarier!

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Yeah this was my £50 Samsung Dan. And since it doesn't focus too close, I have to entice the wildlife to magnify itself! Hopefully one day disposable income will permit something better, tho' I doubt Britney the squirrel would have waited five minutes for me to assemble a whole tripod - a very spontaneous creature indeed!

Hi Steve - yes I was in your neck of the woods as I often am when visiting my friend close by in Coventry. I absolutely love Jephson Gardens - I believe it has even won awards as one of the best parks in UK.

Steve said...

Indeed it has, Laura, and we've won Britain In Bloom countless times too. [In emotionally quivering voice] I was born and bred in Leamington Spa you know...

The Sagittarian said...

I just love the choice of name for that squirrel! We don't have them over here in New Zealand but I had a mate (as in friend) once who named her raucous parrot Madonna!

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Aha - an alternative solution to the grey squirrel cull - send a load to New Zealand! Thanks Saggitarian - you may shortly know the delights of being mugged for nuts in your local park!