Our little friend, Stubby, the squirrel disappeared for a couple weeks in December of 2020, but made a brief appearance again late in the month. Just about the time we had given up on seeing him again, he made a quick path to the bird feeder – tried to climb the pole and quickly descended and retreated to from whence he had come. I wonder if a squirrel might stick to the bird feeder pole if he stuck his tongue out on it.
Stubby is called Stubby because of the short tail he has. He’s also rather aggressive and won’t stand for being bullied.
At first we wondered if he was in a self imposed quarantine. It would’ve been about the right amount of time. Then we wondered if he might be a she and was out of the food chain because she had become the food chain to a bunch of baby squirrels.
I guess we’ll never know for sure. It’s just very reassuring to know that Stubby is still alive and kicking. He/she has provided us with lots of entertainment over the past few months and even created some ideas for a children’s book series.