I snagged my camera, Julia's lunch, and we outside. The squirrel was still sitting there but he slowly made his way onto the deck railing, staying within ten feet of us. It was quite distracting for Julia, as you can imagine. I hopped up and started taking some pictures of him. He came pretty close to our blanket, probably because he smelled the food, so I picked up Julia's lunch, and said "let's go back inside, kiddo." We got up and I started heading towards the house. Julia took a few steps towards the squirrel, and he took about 5 steps towards us! I really didn't want to have to deal with a squirrel attacking me or my daughter...lol As we walked away, he decided to sniff the blanket we were sitting on. He never got ON the blanket, but got pretty close...then that little goober had the nerve to follow us to the door!!!
It was quite the adventure. As I sit here typing this, he's back under the tree eating the fallen bird seed again.
Here are some pictures...Enjoy! (None of these have been edited.)
His beginning "perch".
Checking us out as we headed towards the blanket to eat.
Zoomed all the way out so you can see how close he was.
He investigated the blanket (which, mind you, is still in the yard...lol)
Following us to the door. Sorry 'bout the bird poop. I think we have a nest in the tree.
And another "perspective" shot.
All in all, it was a good lunch! And adventures are always fun. What kind of "close encounters" have you had with some furry friends?