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07 September 2010 @ 01:35 am
when i met scruffy  

I couldn't resist jumping ahead of 300 peektures to post a few squirrel ones first. :)

So, he told me there were lots of squirrels in Central Park. I couldn't wait to meet them!

The first time I touched a squirrel nose, I was so happy! I never thought I would ever get to touch a squirrel! I couldn't stop smiling all night.

The next day, we brought yummy offerings...

And they came right up to my hand!

Some were shy, and some were really friendly. :)

Then, I met Scruffy.

She is the best squirrel ever. :)

She may not have the prettiest coat of fur, having been wounded I guess by predators, but she was the sweetest little thing. :)

She ate out of my hand every time. :) Sometimes I could feel her furry little chin.

I also met Punky, a sweet little momma Douglas Squirrel, whom I thought was a chipmunk.

She was lovely as well :)

But Scruffy had already won a place in my heart...

I wonder if she would ever get her fur coat back. :(

Happy as a lark to meet the park residents! :)

These are the tip of the iceberg. A million squirrel peektures, I have. <3<3<3

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Mark  Bukumunhe: Hermanhumanoid27 on September 6th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
... and so it begins...
JVdrag0nette on September 7th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
Teehee! I'm not so consistent though so it's not going to be a flood. :D
.::Perfectly Imperfect::.: Bernbern 2i_believe on September 7th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
Awwww.. cute :)

Don't worry, she'll grow her fur back. Will take a while though :) My chin had a bald patch previously and the fur grew back after a few months.
JVdrag0nette on September 7th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC)
I hope so! But hers are from wounds so it's scar tissue underneath. Would fur grow over those?
.::Perfectly Imperfect::.i_believe on September 8th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
Hmmm, my chin one was cos of infection, but he had a cut previously and fur grew back over that patch. I think if the skin is not too damaged, it should grow back.

*cross fingers*
JVdrag0nette on September 8th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
I wonder if I can still recognise her if her fur grows back completely. LOL! But I'd rather she gets her fur coat back of course. :D I'll update with any reports I get!
.::Perfectly Imperfect::.i_believe on September 8th, 2010 08:53 am (UTC)
I must admit she does look v cool funky in this coat :p Definitely unique ;)

She might get cold if the fur doesn't grow back?
JVdrag0nette on September 9th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Yeh and winter is coming... :(
.::Perfectly Imperfect::.i_believe on September 14th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Oh no. Praying for her.. hope her fur grows back in time.
JVdrag0nette on September 14th, 2010 11:12 am (UTC)
Someone reported to me that Scruffy's fur has grown back. :) A little uneven but growing back quickly.
.::Perfectly Imperfect::.i_believe on September 15th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so happy for her. Probably she knows winter's coming :) Don't belittle animals survival instincts ;)
kyle cassidykylecassidy on September 7th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
"central park"???

JVdrag0nette on September 7th, 2010 07:52 am (UTC)
I was in Vancouver! :)
(Anonymous) on September 7th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
I love these pics!! You are so pretty! The sorbet pom is so cute on you.

JVdrag0nette on September 7th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
Aww... Thanks Jen! :) I'm subscribed to your blog on my Google reader!
(Anonymous) on September 10th, 2010 08:17 am (UTC)
Feeding squirrels
Not too sure about training them to eat human food though. Some will resort to biting if they don't get what they want.

JVdrag0nette on September 10th, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)
Re: Feeding squirrels
Yes, feeding wildlife is usually not encouraged but I think for the squirrels in this particular park, it's already too late. LOL! Some are semi-tame by now. We can recognise the ones that bite and we avoid those ones. In fact, there is only one Douglas Squirrel that does that. As for the others, sometimes they accidentally nibble our finger because it smells like peanut, but doesn't happen often. :)

We try to give them raw peanuts in shells, if we can't get those, then roasted peanuts without salt. And sunflower seeds as well.
(Anonymous) on September 17th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Re: Feeding squirrels
Did you see this?

JVdrag0nette on September 17th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
Re: Feeding squirrels
Wow! That sounds like something from a horror movie! Like the scientist, I am a little skeptical but agree that if it really did happen, things must be really bad in that forest. Apparently there were no pine cones at all at the time when it happened. This was 2005 though, so I hope things have improved by now.

Thankfully the Burnaby squirrels are not as desperate as those poor Russian squirrels.
Matted_dirt on October 12th, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
Nice shoes!

and photo #7 is killer.
JVdrag0nette on October 12th, 2010 10:37 am (UTC)
Thanks Matt! :D I like photo #7 too!