The mature trees around the back yard are always full of marauding squirrels, all wanting a piece of the birdseed action. It's a constant battle to outwit them so that there's something left for the birds to eat.
But this young chap is bolder than most. He didn't listen to his mummy when she told him that humans can be dangerous.
He shinned up the pole and made himelf at home in the bird feeder, and no matter how close I came.....
..... he just carried on munching......
..... finally getting his picture taken at only six inches away. And he kept on munching... and munching.
Fearless Freddie, that's what I call him.
Then, on my way back to the house, I almost stepped on this youngster.
Ewww.... that would have been squishy!