Mr Toad and I were relaxing poolside on a sunny afternoon –
– when suddenly I heard a thud … a tiny little squirrel had fallen out of a large palm tree and landed next to me.
He gathered his wits, turned his head and then saw me and started scrabbling wildly, trying to get his footing on the smooth tiles around the pool. He shot behind another tree and hid there, peering out at me from time to time, obviously wishing I’d go away so he could scamper back to his family somewhere in the trees behind me.
I got up and started nosing around the tree, so he climbed to the top and hung upside down, staring at me. This went on for some time –
– until I got fed up with staring back at him, waiting for him to do something, and went off for a swim instead.
These squirrel pictures were taken by someone who goes out squirrel watching armed with a camera, rather than someone like me who is randomly suprised by squirrels whilst doing something else entirely.