Lexica (lexica510) wrote,

Glad I took the long way home

I decided to go home after work by way of Lakeside Park today — I hadn't gotten out for much (any) of a walk at lunch, so spending some time outdoors sounded like a good idea. And, of course, there was always the chance that I'd get to see one of my squirrel friends. So I headed towards the lakeside labyrinth, put my U-lock around my frame and rear wheel to prevent anybody doing a run-up-and-ride-off with the bike, and proceeded up the tree.

I'd been up the tree for half an hour or so when I saw movement out of the corner of my eye that turned out to be a squirrel heading my way. As it got closer I shook some trail mix into my palm and held it up. The squirrel was skittish, and it took a little coaxing to get it to come close to me, but it did eventually and helped itself to a nut. As I got a close look at it, I realized (again) Hey, that's not the same squirrel.

It's not Left Ear (no callus/scar on the tip of the ear; plus, not male), and neither is it Honey Brown (wider, shorter nose, plus it has a horizontal around-the-muzzle marking that Honey Brown doesn't have).

I've dubbed this one "Nervy Nose" for the time being. *grin*

I think I need a userpic that says "Feed ALL the squirrels!"
Tags: animals, lake merritt, squirrels, wildlife

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