This was pretty amusing. The light squirrel (flasher squirrel) was eating at the bottom of the tree and the newer visitor came in and attacked him over the corn. That was not the amusing part. The amusing part was when they rolled into a ball, and rolled ALL the way down the hill. To where Sniffer (our approx. 10 pound Chihuahua / Jack Russell Terrier mix) was out on a chain for a potty break.
And before someone asks me why we had a dog so small on a chain, it is because she hates to go to the bathroom on leash. Just hates it. And if you let her loose to go potty, she runs off in the woods, thinking she is big enough to go hunt things. And there are coyotes in the area. So that is a very very bad idea for a dog so small. So we keep a lightweight chain by the back door and she was outside on a potty break while I was out taking photos.
So back to the story, the bigger squirrel jumped flasher squirrel and they fought, right as I was snapping a photo.
Right after I snapped this photo, they separated and both jumped straight up into the air and collided onto each other. They were both biting each other and hit the ground in a ball shape. They landed with such force that they quickly rolled down the hill probably 20 feet. And literally right before they hit Sniffer, they separated and ran off into the woods their separate ways. What made this so funny was Sniffer. She saw it happen and ran down the sidewalk so that they would land right on her – had they not stopped about 1 foot out of her reach. For that nano second as they came whirling down the hill at her, she was soooooooooooooo happy. She thought she was going to get herself a big ball of squirrels I suppose. LOL! And knowing Sniffer, had they came within her reach, I am certain she would have tried.
Needless to say she was quite disappointed when they stopped within a foot of her, then ran off into the woods. She just sat there, looking like she just missed the greatest opportunity ever. 🙂 LOL!
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