Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lawyer Squirrel is Back!

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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?


Sally said...

Aww, I would have loved that too. But beware of becoming a squirrel fancier. There's a comedy called "Ratrace" that came out about 5 years ago with an hysterical squirrel loving lady in it. In Canada there are black squirrels!

Namowal said...

I remember the squirrel lady from Rat Race. Didn't she give some characters directions off a cliff or something like that because they didn't want to buy a squirrel from her?
I've seen pictures of black squirrels. They're pretty. According to this page, they're the same species as the grays kind, and centuries ago, most "gray" squirrels were black! News for me.

Linda said...

Namo, this is incredible!! And great photos.

stray said...

Very sweet story!

Namowal said...

Thanks, Linda.
I've never met a friendlier wild animal. I wonder if he was raised by humans?
Thanks, Stray.
Let's just hope he's not smart enough to sneak into my kitchen and get the fridge open...!

walterworld said...

Good to see Lawyer Squirrel again. Hopefully more of his clients don't show up in your cupboards!

Namowal said...

Thanks for visiting, Walterworld,
After a mouse-free week, another client was trapped and released.

booda baby said...

That nearly made me squeal with some deelight. That's my favorite part of you, the 'whoa, cool' part of your head!!

Namowal said...

Thanks, Boodababy.

The 'whoa cool' part of me has the most fun.