In the quiet afternoon, when no one is around, seeing squirrels running after one another and climbing the branches of tall trees is common. They could be seen in full action when they don’t feel threatened by anyone’s presence.
I was sitting in the lawn, reading a newspaper, when I saw a squirrel struggling with a piece of rope. The dangling 2 feet rope was tied to a low branch of the tree and the squirrel wanted it. It held the rope in it’s hands and tried to pull it. It didn’t work, the squirrel tried again and after changing it’s position pulled it in the opposite direction. Still, it didn’t untie. The squirrel then began to roll the piece of rope into bundle and looked so cute holding it in it’s hands. It pulled the rope hard one last time but in vain.
Awhile later the squirrel began to gnaw the rope and the fur started to fall like snow flakes. While it was busy at it the crow came and the squirrel ran away. I know it’ll come back and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the rope missing.
The squirrels commonly found here are wary of people. They run away instantly they hear someone coming or talking. I wish they were a little friendly. I am posting a photo of squirrel I took recently. This, however, isn’t the same squirrel who was struggling to get the rope.