Friday, August 7, 2009

the mad cone bomber

Excuse the soft focus. Douglas Squirrels don't do a lot of standing still. This one woke us up most mornings, felling cones from a nearby Douglas Fir and chattering shrilly. Once in a while, a cone would hit tent nylon.


jason said...

Is there any animal with a worse attitude than squirrels? I like them and all, but they have such dirty mouths.

Fiona Cohen said...

Douglas Squirrels by all accounts are particularly fiesty. John Muir devoted a chapter of "The Mountains of California" to them. (Here's a link. He called it the "squirrel of squirrels" and said it had "every attribute peculiarly squirrelish enthusiastically concentrated."