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Lawyer Squirrel has forgiven me for relocating mice and holding him prisoner. Actually it was a settlement. He'd drop charges if I bribed him with treats.
I've been scattering shelled peanuts for him and the birds. Usually he springs away when the back door opens, but today he came right up to me. After a few false starts, he was eating peanuts from my hand. Most squirrels will grab the nut and run off . Not him. He put his paws on my cupped hand and started munching away! Intellectually I know this isn't wise: he's a wild animal! my smarter side warned, He cracks walnuts with his jaws! If he bites you, you'll get laughed at in the E.R....! ,
... but the whoa! cool! part of my brain was running the show.
How'd he get so tame? This wasn't desperate action from a starving creature. I suspect he has other "friends" on the block who help keep him fed. Why forage for food when you can go door to door?