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Old 09-06-2008, 02:23 PM   #21
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:30 PM   #22
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kahn, meet halftail; halftail, this is kahn. hadn't seen halftail around in a while. thought the neighborhood cats must have gotten the rest of him. but while gardening yesterday i look up and there he is in my face, about three feet away on the hawaiian fern tree, right near the coconut palm. so of course i went to get him his walnuts and then he follows me around for the rest of the afternoon while i yell at him to leave me alone and go be a squirrel.

today i hear him squawking at something in a neighbor's yard, i'm guessing cat. he's up in the palm tree. i have found my culprit. it was halftail all along. no wonder he hasn't been bugging me for nuts, he's discovered the coconuts.

got pics of him. fascinating. he opens them up from the bottom so that the milk drains out, makes the whole big enough for himself and then actually goes inside the coconut while it is in the tree and eats the coconut meat from inside. i had a whole batch up there and he's only left about three for me. greedy little squirrel, and after i gave him all those walnuts.

here's halftail on a palm frond


here he is having dinner


and here's halftails past meals


oh, and while i was shooting pics, here's gladys who likes to hang out by the fishtail palm.
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kahn, meet halftail; halftail, this is kahn. hadn't seen halftail around in a while
Two of the local squirrels are halftails, and I think the cat is the reason.

Last year the squirrels decided the bamboo was edible.

This year the menu was expanded to include geraniums.
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Thanks for the squirrel pics. White ones? Coconut eaters? Great stuff....
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Squirrel at play

I thought I'd share my squirrel story. This afternoon, I was in my backyard and noticed a squirrel (the normal brownish-gray variety) in my neighbor's yard. He was rolling around and just having a great time playing with a small tree branch that was laying on the ground. The branch was very thin and sort of curled. The squirrel would sort of jump-and-roll with the branch, often holding the branch with his feet up in the air while on his back, having a blast. He was having a ton of fun for the 2-3 minutes that I watched. Then another squirrel came by and started chasing him, and they both ran off out of sight. I have never seen a squirrel frolicking like that before. It reminded me of a kitten who will play with most anything. I wonder if he was born this year and is still a juvenile? omni
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