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What kind of bird is that?

posted Apr 26, 2010, 6:40 PM by Christine Merrill   [ updated Apr 26, 2010, 6:44 PM ]
Yes, that was actually said by someone in our household upon seeing this friend of ours sitting on the fence outside.  Of course, they had not the advantage of the camera's zoom to help them see that this is none other than our friend Fred, a squirrel practically domesticated by our neighbor, Eileen.  I guess a few years ago, the residents were encouraged to help the squirrels during a nut drought, and Fred still pops around for his peanut butter sandwich cookie.  He'll eat it right out of her hand.  You can see him nibbling on it in the picture.  Aww, what a cutie.