REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Do I Really Want to be Here?

Our town squirrels have to travel  unorthodox routes to get from tree to tree---and that means walking the utility lines.  It's most interesting to watch them scurry high above the street; sometimes, one will slip and cling with all four feet until he/she can get upright again.  Other times, it leads to an unfortunate and fatal fall.

This is Mama Squirrel on the way to our Box Elder tree; my presence with a camera has made her pause to decide if she's going to continue.  It's 15 feet to the ground.




7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

yikes!

Cottage and Broome said...

They are always fearless and fun to watch! Laura

Lisa Gordon said...

Isn't it amazing how they can balance like that???

Awena Robert said...

I don't really want to be there. I am a bit scared of heights...

But he/she's obviously very comfortable up there.

Candy C. said...

What a brave little squirrel!

bailey-road.com said...

I've never seen one fall from a wire but I did see one take a pretty bad fall from a tree branch.

Bridget Larsen said...

That's not fair that they can touch power lines and we can't, what gives!!