Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Little babies

Mom was sitting on the front step this morning when this tiny little baby ground squirrel suddenly popped out. She is sorry she couldn't get a better picture but they are VERY fast and very shy (you can click on the pictures to see them bigger) A lot of people mistake these for chipmunks but these are actually 13 lined ground squirrels and they LOVE the sunshine. Personally I dislike them....and one of these days I am going to catch me one and CHOMP it. I chase them all the time in my back yard as they live under the patio too. I also found one of their holes in mom flowers bed and dug it all up to show mom (for some reason she didn't seem happy about that!!!) They also have a bad habit of digging under the edge of the concrete which can then cause it to crack and dad is going to have to fix the area around the front step because of them.

In other news, Mrs Robins babies have hatched and mom sneaked a quick peak today and saw three of them. They look like they are already over a week old and seem to be doing well nicely. Mrs Robin certainly has her work cut out for her...we have been watching her flying food in non stop. Mom wonders how these three are all going to fit in this nest by next looks pretty crowded already.


  1. Good luck with the ground squirrels. We hear a lot about jackalopes? Have you seen any?

    Dog Speed,

    Essex & Deacon

  2. Very cool photos! We have a lot of young birds in our yard right now - out of the nest but still demanding food from their parents. It gets pretty noisy!

  3. Ground squirrels?? We had no idea there every squirrel didn't live in a tree! hummmmmmmm
    We need to be on the lookout! Thanks for letting us know about this Reilly!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. Wow, you live in a wildlife sanctuary! :) Cool pictures!

  5. Hey Reilly! Yes Katie got the charm too! Mom (me) just didn't notice the box inside...what with all the excitement over the treats! :) Thank you very much!!

  6. Those are really cool pics of the baby squirrels and the birds.
    We HATE squirrels and your task Reilly is to make sure you get them out of your backyard!
    If you need any help give us a bark and we'll be right over.
    Remember Reilly your top secret mission is 'seek out and destroy' - dont tell your mom! They dont understand.
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  7. Reilly, you need to join forces with Maggie and Mitch. They say they are going to eliminate every squirrel in their yard. :)
    Our Mama says the little monsters are 'cute'. Bah.

  8. Thank you so much for your package, the treats are awesome and mom can not wait to put the puzzle together. =) hopefully I will be up and running tomorrow and back to normal. =)

  9. squirrels? SQUIRRELS??? aHHHHHAahahah

    :) SUGAR

  10. Hi Reilly! I just discovered your sweet blog and I just love it. I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

  11. Reilly - how are you and your mom doing? We haven't heard from you for awhile and we hope you're ok!


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