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Saturday, January 9, 2010

What's Hopping in the Trees

Squirrel House, Tompkins Sq. Park
Photo by myself in Tompkins Square Park, around 6th Street and Avenue A.

After Friday's photo of the giant bunny, I couldn't resist posting a photo of a normal-sized squirrel.


I'm assuming a human New Yorker fashioned this squirrel house and fixed it to a high branch. Whoever did it should rest easy, because the house is being used!

Mr. Squirrel-in-Residence poked his head out for me one recent rainy day. His home, once a mailbox, is decorated with salvaged mosaic tile. He looked content.

I have to say that New Yorkers are soft-hearted folk. Don't believe everything in the press. We are frequently seen rescuing animals, feeding pigeons and watching birds.

Related posts: On Rupert and the Wild Parrots of Brooklyn, Odd and Colorful Birds, in Bryant Park and On Dogs and Dogs.


Lozzie Cap said...

Ahh what a sweet-heart. One thing I like about New York is how, in the midst of such an imposing built environment, there is still plenty of space for the natural world.

Torilpia said...

So cute .. :o)

Beautiful picture and a nice post.


Susu Paris Chic said...

It's precious to be able to see animals in all the business of a metropolis!

elsiee said...

a soft hearted bunch indeed!

Marion said...

What an enterprising squirrel! Very neat photo, I'll bet it took some patience on your part in order to take it!

NYCDreamin said...

The squirrel house looks like the work of long time EV resident and artist "Mosaic Man" Jim Power:


XIA said...

Hi, I am a reader and photo student. And I happen to know the person who made this little house... Like your photos a lot :) - Xia

Louis la Vache said...

Monsieur Écureuil has quite the stylish condo!

CrowNology said...

I love this. I wonder if they included a bathtub? Do you think he cleans the place?
Thanks for the smile.