> Sorry about this but I have to protest against the eating the squirrel,
> who i regard as the lovliest and most blessed among creatures , and who
> I miss so here in Europe, where the squirrel is extrememly professional
> and shy. In southern Ontario they are mostly of the mutant black
> amateur kind, and they seem to play all day long - as children one
> watched them furtively through the great rectangles of plate glass that
Black and gray squirrels in Union Square park are definitely professional, but not shy. If you walk near one with a camera they will hop to a fence-top and give you their best profile. If you take pictures the hand will be out for the modeling fee, almost like the raccoons in Yosemite.
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