This Grey Squirrel found its way into our garden over 3 years ago now, withing a week I had it tamed, and named her Hazel. She would sit on my chair or knee and take food from my hand.
As friendly and tame as it was I kept in mind it was a wild creature that had very sharp teeth, and was feeding from me because food was thin on the ground in late winter.
Hazel would turn up for food and knock on the window to be let in or fed.... visitors to the house would find this very amusing. She went on to have a litter of young that first year. and the same the year after. Last year she was looking in very poor condition and started to lose her fur..
I have not seen her since and know that she would have died last spring. Today I was in the kitchen washing up ( I hope you read this Jane ) when I caught sight of another squirrel eating currents and chopped nuts I had put out. I will not be trying to tame this one, but will try to encourage it to feed around here as they make a good subject to take pictures of.
Enjoy The Weekend