Visibly very excited, cheeky red squirrel paused again assessing whether hanging around was safe after seeing me appear suddenly out of nowhere.
The scene is in the Eastern Townships on a bright sunny day near the cottage early last November when we met eye to eye after my small trek through some forest.
I had just traveled several kilometers walking through all sorts of terrain, such as rocky hills, valleys, bogs, and evergreen forest when after taking a little rest on a large mossy rock I heard then spotted something moving very quickly.
Almost immediately, I knew it was a red squirrel, probably searching for food like oak tree nuts, darting up one fir-tree, jumping off a long hanging branch onto another tree then scurrying down that tree and across the length of a dead branch on the ground where it noticed me.
I could hear it breathing heavily and chattering very excitedly scolding me meanwhile, trying to decide whether to hang around to observe me some more or make its escape heck, it was comical to watch this little fella in action.
Finally, after what must have seemed eternity for the little rodent its little pea brain kicked in deciding on escape, which was incredibly quick.
This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”CHEEKY”.