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I swear I hid it here…

Squirrel digging in the ground
Places like the Company's Gardens and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (where I spent my day at an IT conference) are full of these little fellas.

This squirrel spent at least three or four minutes digging (slightly frantically) in the soil. I assume he'd lost his prize nut. I don't think he found it.


Isn't it cute? If you've never met a squirrel in real life you'd be surprised how protective they are over their nuts. Have you ever seen any of the Pixar animations with Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel? This little fellow behaved just like Scrat when I approached to get a better photo. It dashed away as quickly as it could before I could even think of wrestling that yummy nut away. :)