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A Playful Squirrel

I snapped this squirrel in a graveyard in Norfolk earlier this year. when we were on a weekend break. We didn't realise at first that there were dozens of them running around up and down the headstones. It made a wonderful adventure playground for them.

I think there is something rather cheery about squirrels having fun in what might be considered a sombre place and I was intrigued by the contrast between the stillness of the graveyard and the liveliness of the animals - a true sign that life goes on.

They moved so quickly that it was difficult to capture one in a photo, so I was quite pleased with the result. I am glad I managed to get the squirrel's lovely tail in the picture and I love the ivy in the background.

I tend to get quite excited whenever I spot a squirrel as we don't get many where I live. So seeing so many in one place was definitely a treat for me. I hope I get a chance to go back some time.

Image Credit » Photo is my own

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kat123456 wrote on January 11, 2015, 5:01 PM

We live near woodland and often have squirrels visiting our garden. I never get bored of watching them scurrying around

redbarlie wrote on January 11, 2015, 5:22 PM

We have a lot of squirrels come into our garden but when I was a child I don't remember any.They are funny to watch.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 11, 2015, 5:29 PM

They are very amusing. I love watching them

Fleur wrote on January 11, 2015, 5:36 PM

I love the picture. Squirrels are fun to watch - and yes I like the idea that graveyards are also wildlife havens.

Janey1966 wrote on January 11, 2015, 5:39 PM

It's a great photograph, well done! Mum has a very active grey squirrel round her way and I'm sure that one spends a lot of time in the cemetery beyond her back garden as well!

AngelSharum wrote on January 11, 2015, 5:39 PM

It looks like he is posing for you. I love watching squirrels play and it's always great when you can get a photo of them.

Faythe wrote on January 11, 2015, 10:53 PM

Wow..good job , you took a great picture

Quinbe wrote on January 12, 2015, 2:56 AM

We only see squirrels in the wild - not near our homes at all.

ison1 wrote on January 12, 2015, 6:38 AM

I am at work and cannot see the picture :( I look forward to seeing it when I get in tonight

trufflehunter wrote on January 12, 2015, 6:45 AM

That's a really good picture. I seldom see squirrels here tho we do get the gray sort.

peachpurple wrote on January 12, 2015, 9:24 AM

wow, i would be hitting the jackpot if i ever get a shot of the critters

arthurchappell wrote on January 12, 2015, 11:52 AM

we get a lot of grey squirrels in the gardens as there is a park right behind the house - I always like them

Nar2Reviews wrote on January 12, 2015, 12:50 PM

Very cute! Reminds me of the little mouse I took a pic of in my garden a few summers ago. Must unearth that photo again!

BodieMor wrote on January 12, 2015, 3:54 PM

I love squirrels. When my husband was growing up he had a couple as pets after rescuing lone babies that had perhaps fallen out of a nest. They would ride in his shirt pocket or on his shoulder. Eventually, they went back to their wild lives, I guess when it was mating season...

maxeen wrote on January 12, 2015, 5:09 PM

Nice picture and the Art Nouveau gravestone is quite something also..

LilyDay wrote on January 12, 2015, 8:21 PM

It is a good photo.

I know that we have a number of squirrels around here, but I don't get to see them often enough. I suspect a decent rabbit population, too.

NorthernLight wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:59 AM

I caught Nigel Nutkin hanging upside down from our garden bird feeder the other day!

k2705 wrote on January 18, 2015, 4:36 PM

Lovely photo, squirrels are very cute animals.