I want Santa to bring me a squirrel for a pet

Before you start screaming "oh, no, not squirrels again!", just hear me out, will ya’?

So D and I went to the same park (La Fontaine) yesterday but this time we brought lots of peanuts. [We figured as long as we’re feeding the squirrels why not go all the way and make them obese? Ha ha… Not really]. And we also brought a 300mm zoom lens.

If you saw D with holding a canon (that lens makes our Canon look like a friggin’ canon] and shooting 3 pics/sec you might have thought "What’s all the commotion about? Where’s Britney?". But actually he was just photographing squirrels.

And I mean how can you NOT?! Look how friendly and cute they are! In this picture it looks like it’s really thinking "should I take this peanut or not? To be or not to be?"

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The furry little things are used to receiving treats from people because they were not afraid to take the peanuts right from the tip of my fingers:

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Some shy ones however would grab the peanut, quickly take off and hop on a rock 6 feet away and munch on the tasty treat to my and D’s absolute delight…

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In this pic you can actually see the peel which these fellas patiently chew off before eating the peanut:

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Now here’s a really funny shot – D likes to call it the kung-fu squirrel:

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In this picture D. was holding the peanut between his fingers really tight. I guess the squirrel really wanted to peanut so it pushed D’s finger with its little paw, probably saying "Let the peanut go and no one has to get hurt".

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Now you see why I love these furry little creatures?

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