As we were taking photos at the Lily Pond in Mill Creek Park (Youngstown, Ohio) just before all the snow hit, a squirrel jumped up on the fence just a couple of yards away to finish his acorn and keep an eye on me. Attention to the nut was the priority, though – he let me get very close before he jumped back down and ran!


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  • lynn carter
    lynn carter7 months ago

    very cute Monnie xx

  • Thanks, Lynn!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Joy  Rector
    Joy Rector7 months ago

    love this shot

  • Thank you, Joy!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peek7 months ago

    How sweet ~ ours are so skittish and run up into the tree branches ~ great capture Monnie :)

  • So are ours – really surprised me that he hung around as long as he did. Thanks!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep7 months ago

    Delightful capture!!

  • Thanks – he made it easy by sitting still!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • lorilee
    lorilee7 months ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has placed in the TOP TEN of our
    “Creatures of the Midwest” challenge in the group, “Midwestern United States Art & Photography!!”

  • Yay! Thanks!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Keala
    Keala26 days ago

    OH! This is darling! Please send it to
    We take all rodents! :)

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...24 days ago

    I love this – marvelous work Monnie!

    tie for 1st place out of 39 entries
    Squirrel Challenge

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