A few days ago, I was sitting in my car looking at a squirrel build a nest high above the branches in a pine tree. It was entertaining, to say the least.
I was in awe at how this miniature animal would jump and run alongside the fence and stop, to look at me, instinctively knowing I was looking at him. I sensed he was feeling me out. (I don’t know the gender, but I’ll refer to it as him).
After what seemed like a few minutes, he scurried down the fence, under the neighbor’s car, to a mound of leaves where he would take his small paws and place a few leaves and small twigs into his mouth to carry it up the fence. There he would take his tiny hands and neatly make sure none of the leaves he picked up would fall from his mouth before he darted up the tree to continue building his nest.
I tell you, by the 3rd run, I told myself this little one is determined and resilient. I may have been out of breath by then, but he wasn’t. He would always stop and stare at me for a few seconds before he heads back down the fence.
He is one clever squirrel.
My neighbor asked me what I was doing and I told her I was watching a squirrel at work. She found it amusing and laughed. She may think I’m nuts. 🙂
Have you ever watched one at work?