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Squirrel Undercover

Squirrel Undercover

Taking a photo of a squirrel, that was something I always wanted to do. They are like undercover agents, they operate in the hidden and do only come out to show you that they also could get a job in a circus. Jumping from tree to tree, climbing all verticals, crazy little acrobats. Running through the undergrowth taking all obstacles. They are not only little champions, they are also cute.

I never had luck to get a decent photo of a squirrel with my point and shoot or smartphone camera. Now with the DSLR and faster shutter speed, the chance is much higher, at least if they come out for a show of course. Above you can basically see my first squirrel photo that looks not too bad. I have some more, I will show them soon.

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    • Thanks, that is interesting, I thought they would be common in a lot of countries including Australia. I never read about Squirrels, I should do this now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • This one you see on the photo is a very common squirrel here in Germany, that’s how ours look like.

      They do build nests on branch forks 6 meters above the ground. But a nest of a squirrel is called drey. I have read they build 2 and sometimes up to 8 of them and move from one to the other. So, they use them all as bases ๐Ÿ™‚

      They are day active but use some of the nests for periods of rest at day time. Then they use others for the sleep at night. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • We don’t see any problems with them, they rarely come out and if so they don’t destroy anything, they just come out to show you some stunts (jumping from tree to tree) most people I know just think they are cute ๐Ÿ™‚

        Animals like martens are much more hated here but only due to the fact that they love to go under car hoods to destroy cables and so ๐Ÿ˜€ Then there are people who dislike moles because they destroy lawns, some people do even put traps on their lawns to stop them.

        So, I never heard anyone talking bad about Squirrels. ๐Ÿ™‚

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