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Squirrel sighting in pecan tree

As I was backing out of the driveway tonight, I saw this squirrel pigging out while sitting on a branch of our little pecan tree. I was caught off guard because I have never seen one there. I don't think. I see squirrels all the time in the cedar elm tree and live oak trees in our backyard, but because the pecan tree is still young (for a pecan tree) it doesn't produce pecans yet. I don't know what it was munching on. Someone told us that we'll hate the squirrels when the tree starts bearing pecans. It's been in for five years or so and supposedly we still have several more years to wait. They are supposed to get huge too. I just had to grab my camera and capture this image of this content little squirrel having a grand time in our tree. It really put a smile on my face. Click on the photo to see him more closely. Ignore the dead leaves and flowers in the bed. I neglected to plant pansies this winter for the first time in a while. Next year, I won't skip the pansies because I have missed them for winter color and appeal.


I like squirrels. I didn't know it took SO long for a Pecan tree to produce pecans! I've been wanting to plant one, but it looks like that is a really long-term investment kind of a tree.
Callisto said…
We don't get a lot of squirrels in our area. I guess you better appreciate them while you can; before they become pecan-devouring nuisances!
Amanda said…
We have tons of pecan trees around where we live and also tons of squirrels! Emily loves to watch them, so I'm happy with it.
Bobbi said…
Squirrels are entertaining--but I hope he won't eat your future pecans!
Kirks said…
What a cute little guy, just balancing himself perfectly on a limb. You should name him!!:)
Maryanne said…
Oh ya, cute now, but just wait until you can't keep them out of your pecans. You'll be cursing them!

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