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John Houle

Stanstead, Canada

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Having the opportunity to grow up in the country I was blessed with an abundance of wildlife right outside my front door at any given time.

Many times have I watched the antics of Red squirrels … Theses small but outspoken rodents have an attitude that’s bigger than they are. More often than not getting them into trouble with creatures bigger than themselves.

In this piece which started out with only the Lynx out on a branch, I realized halfway through it that it was missing something. Why was it up there ? What was it looking at ? Or better yet looking for ? That was when the perfect addition came to me. Why not a juvenile red squirrel. Not yet experienced enough to know that a lynx can get up the tree to put an end to it’s chattering and at the same time have a nice little snack.

So after trying out different poses and placement I finally settled on what you see now. Will the lynx find the little fellow ? Or will the squirrel escape this game of " Cat and Mouse " to live another day and learn a valuable life lesson. I guess we’ll each have to leave that up to our own imagination.

Enjoy.

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