I fed the squirrels today. I know, you would think with spring here that they would be finding food elsewhere but the feeder has been busy for the few hours that it has been full. There were three squirrels here at one time over the winter, so word may be out about my yard. I also put apple chunks out for them. Did you know that squirrels really love apples? They get a look of rapture when they get a slice. Instant gratification, if you like seeing gratitude for your handouts.
This particular squirrel took his chunk to a stub above the feeder and started noshing. There is a white spot in the middle of the tree that is the apple.
I, of course, got my phone and took a picture, as evidenced above. Not a great picture, but still cute. Squirrel hugging apple chunk. Adso decided to jump up into the window next to me and start meowing to get me to pet him, so the squirrel took off. Luckily, it went up, to the top a a tall stump left from the pruning of a few years ago, and it took the apple with it. It hunkered down up there until it felt safe, then sat up to finish the treat, and wham.