Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Stalker in Training
Oh, to be 6 years old again. We all are animal lovers in our household. We all just have different ways of expressing our love of animals. My son can spend hours playing(torturing) the ants in the sidewalk cracks. He can also make every squirrel on the block nervous. Luckily, they can climb trees faster than him. He's learned that now during the fall season, the squirrels are focused on gathering their stock for winter and aren't as aware of his presence. Perfect stalking opportunity. I was outside today cleaning out my car and had the opportunity to watch him in action for about an hour. The squirrel would be on the ground doing it's thing and he would try to get up close. Of course, the squirrel never let him get within 10 feet of him, but as he walked away frustrated, the squirrel would watch him and come back down. A few minutes later he would try again using a little bit different tactic. Same result. Tonight's shot is his technique #5 I'll call "I'm just walking down the sidewalk not even knowing you are there, Mr. Squirrel. So you just keep going about your business as I walk on past you."(Notice the hands in the pockets.) Needless to say, this, once again, ended in frustration.