Sunday, April 3, 2011

And Then There Were Three...

Started watching the squirrel, outside our window, this morning and lo and behold up popped two babies. We had a great time watching them throughout the day and watched mom nurse them....a site most people would never get the chance to see up close. She has an interesting technique for feeding them. She would drape herself across the opening to their house and we'd see the babies underneath her nursing. After mom finished feeding one of the babies, she grabbed a hold of him in her mouth and scampered down the tree and away with him. We don't know where she took him or if he came back but later on we saw her come back to the tree. Actually the one she left behind had been looking for mom for quite some time. I'm sure she had told this little one to stay put but you know how impatient kids can be. Overall she's had a really hectic day, feeding two hungry kids and gathering food to keep her own strength up. We've caught her taking naps throughout the afternoon......the temps are in the low 90's with 40 m.p.h. winds so perhaps the heat has taken a toll on her too.

Where's Mom ?


Taking Junior for a ride...
Resting up for the next round of feeding....

1 comment:

Jim and Bobbie said...

Very interesting post...photos are really good!