Sweet Moments

One afternoon this week, I was surprised to witness some rather sweet moments between two Eastern gray squirrels that I’m guessing are probably close relatives. They laid on a branch of one of our pine trees, leisurely grooming each other.

“Some of the tiniest moments carry the sweetest memories.” ~Vicki Reese

21 thoughts on “Sweet Moments

  1. Well, as you know, squirrels are my favorite little critters to see and photograph and I’ve never seen something this sweet before. You were at the right place at the right time. They looked perfectly content don’t they? As usual, I also liked your quote you have included in this post Rebecca.

    • I had never seen this behavior before either. I have read that especially if they live in the same nest together, they do social grooming to strengthen bonds and for cleanliness. It’s hard to spot because they blend into the tree line and it usually doesn’t last long. I certainly would love to see it again. 🙂

      • I would love to see it too Rebecca. Squirrels are really social creatures. Two-Tone, whom I wrote about a month or so ago (black squirrel with the blonde tail) has now brought a few of her kits over to the porch for peanuts. They are tiny with skinny tails – very sweet to see.

      • I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a baby squirrel. You’d think that with as many squirrels as I have in my yard, I would have. How special to get to see Two-Tone’s kits. Are they the same color as their Mom?

      • I’ve never seen baby squirrels at the Park – there are so many, the squirrels all just run around all over but these small squirrels at the house are very skittish and run back into the tree if I even talk to them or look their way. 🙂 They have very skinny tails and their tails are not blonde like Mom’s, but streaked with brown instead. I’d like to get some photos – probably from behind the front screen door.

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