Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Little Visitors

Living in the country and surrounded by fields, our yard is an island of short grass that attracts ground squirrels from miles around. Last Friday it appeared that a large litter had lost their parents. The babies, of varying sizes, were wandering around the yard - oblivious to the danger from our dogs and the resident red-tailed hawk. On top of all that, I needed to mow and was not about to accidentally hit one.

So I captured the three youngest and kept them up until I finished mowing the acre around their back breaking little holes and then snapped a few photos before returning them to their siblings. They are terrible about tearing up the yard with ankle-breaking, mower killing holes... but they are so cute! - Joyce Brandon


Blogger jafabrit said...

Oh I am melting, they are soooooooooooo adorable!!!!!! great pics.

June 27, 2006 1:22 PM  
Blogger JoyceB said...

They are just so sweet... but watch out... a few days older and they start to understand thos sharp teeth are good for more than just munching clover! LOL!

June 27, 2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Awwwe...so adorable. You're so kind to protect them so you could mow.

June 28, 2006 9:57 AM  
Blogger SquashedToad said...

What cuties! :)

July 02, 2006 4:47 PM  

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