Baby Squirrel in My Garden

I think it’s a baby squirrel, s/he’s hanging out by my fishpond.  This was taken at noontime.

AV, f/4.5, 1/250sec, ISO-100, EB 0, focal length 105mm, pattern metering
AV, f/4.5, 1/320sec, ISO-100, Exposure bias -0.3step, focal length 105mm, closeup cropped, pattern metering

The water in the pond is a pea-soup color right now, the old pump died and we just got a new one. I hope s/he is not sick and find plenty of food in my garden, just don’t eat the  chili peppers.

AV, f/8, 1/50sec, ISO-100, EB 0, focal length 58mm, pattern metering

Updated 9:30pm (21:30): Although I have plenty of chili peppers, no worries.  The picture below was taken late in the evening and not enough lighting, I wish I had my tripod with me.  By the time I got home from work, the baby squirrel was gone.  What a relief because when I left for work at lunch time it looked real tire and I was afraid that it might die on me.

AV, f/8, 1/3sec, ISO-100, EB 0, FL 32mm, pattern metering

Fall is visiting my garden also.


  1. s/he is adorable.
    I’m sure no squirell will eat chili peppers. It is only humans that are crazy enough to do so, isn’t it?
    btw, I love chili….

    • Carsten, the squirrels did eat all my sunflower seeds, and I’m glad not the chili peppers. I think some of us like to torture ourselves, I love spicy also. 🙂

    • Jeffrey, I thought it was sick at first since it was so still. I posted a closeup photo and it looks very healthy from the above image.

  2. Hey Nye – they are such adorable, cute creature. I wish we have them here in Australia. Instead, we get possums! They are fat and furry and destroy young shots of trees, esp if they are new young tree just planted.

    • Hi Victor, we have possums here also, I only see them laying dead alongside of the road. As for the squirrel, it’s a love/hate relationship for many people around here. The last time I bought a bird feeder, the lady suggested that I get a pole with all kind of spikes so that the squirrel can’t get to it. I didn’t bother, I really don’t care who eat the seeds, squirrel or bird they are one of the same to me.

  3. That’s a cute little squirrel. Is that a tiny water droplet I see? Nice close up photo too.

    Your chili pepper is so healthy. My mom loves growing chili peppers too and she’s already dried and packed them for the winter.

    • Cambree, the water droplets were from the fishpond pump, the baby squirrel must have come to drink the water and a good thing that it didn’t fell in there.

      Some of these chili pepper plants came up on their own from last year’s seeds and that’s why they are so closed together. They are very hardy plant and can tolerant dry weather better than my other plants.

  4. hi Nye , I want to live near your home. I’m Thai and just live in Raleigh. I like your Kaffir Lime trees very much. Where do you buy it?


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      I’ve been to Raleigh before and it is real nice there also. I might be visiting there again soon, I have relatives that live there. I like living in Hickory, it’s nice and not too far from the mountains.

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