A red squirrel

The eastern red squirrel is the acrobat of the squirrel world, and, photographically speaking, I have the advantage of a nearby tree opposite my living room (in State College, Pennsylvania) sliding doors to have a good view of red activities. (This also happens to be my test for adding photos to a post as well as working out the miracle of the “read more” button.)

My first photo catches the sheer exuberance of a red enjoying a corncob.

Note his right foot dangling in the air! That is both grace, power, and fearlessness, which is what red squirrels are all about.

In the photo above, he is relaxing a little more but is as dynamic as ever.

After all of his work, I confess it was something of a relief to see him sitting on the corncob for a regular meal.

Chet Gottfried

About Chet Gottfried

I live with my wife Sue in Cooper's Pond, State College, Pennsylvania, and next to a game land, which is convenient for walking, photography, and thinking of new stories.
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