Thursday, 9 January 2014

Red squirrel videos: the sound draws the cats

This is how I start each morning: preparing my blog for the day, checking in on Facebook friends.  Hubby was near-by and grabbed the videocam.
Red squirrel delight from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I was playing an older video of the red squirrels, preparing today's blog post, when the troops came over to look for it. The cats have been stuck indoors in the cold.

This one has woken up to grab a bit of bird seed! Can you spot it?! It's 17 seconds of run, climb, change course. All designed to protect it from predators.

Red squirrel from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
You can hear its sound in this older video. As I replayed it today, Buster Brown came running over to the computer to look for it! He's so stressed out with the double-digit negative temperatures, although he did bring home a mouse two days ago.


Debbie said...

curious little felines....what's that noise mom!!

you look very comfy in that big ole'chair!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Cute squirrels. I can see why the kitty wanted to watch too!

Christine said...

I read the cats are looking for your attention when they see you focussed on the monitor. Just like kids!

Powell River Books said...

They are cute little guys. Once in a while we get a squirrel to visit, but because we don't have any food out (got to deter those mice and wood rats), other critters don't come into view. - Margy