Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Resident Squirrels of Union Square

These two squirrels were among the dozens of squirrels that live in Union Square. They were socialized to humans hanging around them so they gladly posed for me and a number of other photographers at the park.

Do you have a pet or a favorite animal?

18 comments:

Vincent Colignon said...

They are so cute...they remind me the squirrel from the disney movie Enchanted...

Yes I have a black cat whose name is Zazou...like in the Lion King...

teahouse said...

Yes, my pet African cichlids. They are the coolest and most intelligent fish ever created!

Belinda said...

What cute little squirrels! We don't have them in Australia :o( Actually saw quite a few in Tompkins Square Park when we were over in NY - a massive eagle kept swooping on them, much to every bystander's horror!

Monika N. said...

I remember the NY squirrels as very friendly indeed. A very lovely shot!

My pets: Two cats, Max and Yoda, strays, rescued from the street when they were wee babies. Yoda got his name because he had so big ears as a kitten. He is the one who cried mordio in front of our house on an ugly typhoon morning - full of fleas.

Oh, I almost forgot the turtles. Pepe and Mikan. My daughter bought them when she was nine. She's 23 now and the turtles ended up *my* pets for unknown reasons...'-'

Oh for the love of food! said...

Wow! these squirrels are HUGE compared to those we see in Asia, but just as cute nonetheless. Paige is gonna go Awwwwwwwwwww.......... when I let her see this pic. She loves all God's creatures great and small, I think it's inevitable that we will have a vet in our family.
Me, I LOVE Doggie-Woggies! xo

Peter said...

No specific favorite animal... There are a lot of squirrels an birds of all kinds in "my" park, only a minute away, and which I cross more or less every day. For a while there was a paloma, who seemed to recognise me after a while, but she is gone.

tigerfish said...

They aren't camera-shy, are they?

My fav is a pet doggie -small to medium size. :D

missy said...

So cute. We have loads of the squirrels in our garden and they are getting a bit too friendly by coming near the house.
At the moment I'm in love with the 'fellas' mum's cat called Smoky. She is grey fluffy and a diva and whenever I go round she won't move off me! True love! hehe!

Sonia said...

So lovely!

Olivier said...

ils font de la copropriété, c'est tellement dur de trouver un logement à NYC ;o))

They are of the condominium, it's so hard to find accommodation in NYC ;o))

marley said...

They look like they're thinking "You looking at us!"

citygirl15 said...

The Union Square squirrels ARE very friendly....I've noticed.

I have one dog now, named Wally.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Tree rats! We have lots in the back yard. But I always thought they would hibernate in the cold weather but they are still around, begging for peanuts even in the coldest weather.

b13 said...

My dogs!

Keropok Man said...

i will always remember the squirrels that bite my hand on the way up Mt Kinabalu! It was painful!

My pets? Haha..
I rear them in Facebook! LOL...

Per Stromsjo said...

Hey who wouldn't want to appear on a daily photoblog, of course they're posing for you! ;) Looks like an energetic couple.

Kuanyin said...

Now famous squirrels thanks to you!

• Eliane • said...

I think Olivier meant that they are roommates, so they could share the high NYC rent. Good one!

And... they are posing for your picture! Too cute! Was it before of after you shared your lunch with them?