Wednesday, April 28, 2010

RUN - Squirrel!

Yesterday, after school, there was a baby squirrel in the driveway.  Mary and I thought we might be able to get a good picture so I ran inside and got the camera.  We couldn't get very close only about 8 feet away.  Then.... Charlie Cat came home.  He went straight for that baby squirrel.  The squirrel ran and so did Charlie Cat.  The baby squirrel was terrified.  

Mary and I tried to catch Charlie Cat in order to save the baby.  It was like separating a fight in my social skills class.  Charlie just would not give up.  The squirrel hid and then ran.... up my leg.  He stopped to look at me when he was near my ankle.  I took a moment to snap a picture.  He was frozen with fear.  I thought he would stop and run the other direction... off my leg.  However,  he ran straight up my leg.  At this point, I was no longer taking pictures but laughing hysterically while shaking my leg.  I was trying to get him to fall.  He made it all the way to my pockets before I finally shook him loose.  I think my neighbors heard me squealing.   


Roy Boyle said...

What a rare and memorable opportunity to get closer to nature. You got to be a tree, save a squirrel from a voracious predator, and explore the limits of your voice pitch and loudness, all in a few seconds. You are so fortunate. :)

Suzie said...

I'm laughing. Now ... Charlie is missing part of his tail. I wonder which predator was after him?

Roy Boyle said...

Mama squirrel I'll bet. I hear mamas have a mean streak to them when their kids are threatened.

3guysMom said...

You guys are a hoot!

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