Florida squirrels share my sense of curiosity

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I have made it my duty to do unscientific analyzes of squirrels. The Oklahoma City squirrels are a bit flighty and will run at a moments notice. When I spent time in Houston I noticed that the Texas squirrels are very aggressive and will hit on you. That doesn't surprise me about Texas. Florida squirrels have there own characteristics. The are cautious but they don't run. This little guy, because they are a bit on the small size, has a strong sense of curiosity. He saw us coming out of our condo and decided to try to figure us out. He just plopped down and I started taking pictures with my phone. I kept getting closer and closer and he just stayed cool down to the last picture. When he figured out that I wasn't going to feed him he decided to hunt for greener pastures. I think I will name him Albert.

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Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
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Thank you for your unscientific analysis of squirrels and for introducing us to Albert. The ones here are fat and frisky. They usually run around in groups of two or more, chasing each other up and down the trees. They are FAST.

Oct 12, 2017 03:58 AM #10
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Joe Pryor I find the Florida squirrels to be generally aggressive if food is involved. Sad thing though is they aren' good eatin'!

Oct 12, 2017 06:22 AM #11
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again Joe. I really enjoyed this. I think the squirrels here tend to be more aggressive. I have little brown ones that are lift twice their weight in nuts. Great photo.

Oct 12, 2017 07:31 AM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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We have two kinds of squirrels that visit my yard.  There are the brown squirrels which gnaw on wood, and all but destroyed the roof section of a gazebo over my spa.  After repairing it, I added metal door hinges to the corners to keep them from ruining it all over again.  We also have grey squirrels which are larger and nicer to have around.  The brown squirrels are varmints.  The grey squirrels are critters.

Oct 12, 2017 10:57 AM #13
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Lou Ludwig
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Joe

The Florida squirrels are getting so domesticated that  when you walk up on them they just look at you.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludiwg

Oct 12, 2017 05:12 PM #14
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Joe Pryor - It is always nice to get to know your neighbors. Albert seems like a good one!

Oct 12, 2017 05:15 PM #15
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Who knew there were so many different kinds of squirrels?! (from the comments above) I think your squirrel had a bit of personality!

Oct 12, 2017 05:32 PM #16
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Albert will probably be back looking for a hand out :)

Oct 12, 2017 05:38 PM #17
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Joe- 

The squirrels in my neighborhood are large, grey and pretty stupid.  They often end up as road kill. 

Oct 13, 2017 02:27 PM #18
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Joe,

 Our squirrels in our part of town run! I can see the in town squirrels being more aggressive. I like you blog you made a little story out of it!

Oct 14, 2017 02:36 PM #20
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Okay, so now I have to understand why you're naming him Albert, Joe?!! I can't believe he let you get that close - the squirrels here certainly wouldn't allow you to get that close! I love watching them though - they're interesting creatures but, not something I would ever want as a domesticated pet!! 

Have a wonderful Sunday, Joe!

Oct 21, 2017 07:49 PM #21
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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What fun. I'm thinking he is used to the generosity of larger two-legged friends. Regardless, a very cute story - and squirrel. We've got a little chipmunk scurrying around here lately, I should try to get a photo...

Oct 25, 2017 04:04 PM #22
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Joe

We have a family of squirrels that live in a pine tree in our front yard.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 25, 2017 08:08 PM #23
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Hi Joe

Well our ground squirrels run at a moment's notice but they drive me nuts wth the bird feeders! And they dig holes everywhere!!

Jeff

Oct 25, 2017 08:18 PM #24
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Sharon Tara
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I hope you and Albert have lots of fun together! Cute shot!

Oct 26, 2017 06:35 AM #25
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Joe, Thanks for intro to Albert.  May you have many more photo ops.

Oct 26, 2017 08:39 AM #26
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Joe, We had a couple of squirrels that used to tease the dogs.  They would stare down at them while eating nuts or whatever.  Of course, the dogs try to climb the tree, but that never happens .  Mine would love to catch one, but that's not going to happen either.

Oct 26, 2017 12:23 PM #27
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Joe Pryor - I love your story! I hope this becomes a series like a good comic strip found in the old Sunday Funnies. We have friendly squirrels in Flower Mound, TX. 

I think Albert is a great name for your new neighbor. I believe you're going to get along with him just swell!

Oct 28, 2017 08:24 AM #28
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Hi Joe, try talking to them! They make that funny noise and when you imitate them, they stop to check out where it's coming from. I imagine, you'll have a few sunflower seeds for Albert the next time you see him?

Oct 29, 2017 03:54 PM #29
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what did your dog think of the squirrel? I am sure they wanted to communicate! 

Nov 10, 2017 04:38 AM #30
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