I saw Boots for the first time in May 2004, he was climbing a tree trunk,
flashing four bright-white banners, impossible to miss. Oh so sad, I thought,
someone must've left some paint sitting out and this poor squirrel walked
right into it. Subsequent encounters happily proved that his coloring comes
from nature, not from a paint can.
is now a regular visitor at our backyard Critter Cafe and peanuts are his
preferred food from the menu. He was a bit nervous getting his picture taken,
but mainly because it meant he was asked to *wait* before being served.
Youngsters don't have much patience and Boots is no exception; he stayed
on the move, pacing back and forth, trying to get my attention - well, my
peanuts! - but I was able at long last to get a couple shots of him.
And he was well rewarded. :)