Saturday, May 16, 2009

Feeding Squirrels

I had been in the car for over 90 minutes and had to take a break. Driving from Los Angeles to San Diego--in traffic--will take a toll of your backside as well as your sanity.

Just outside of Camp Pendelton along I-5 is a rest stop with a nice vista of the Pacific Ocean. A huge colony of well-fed squirrels swarm the area begging for handouts and the attention of tourist. I counted more than 50 squirrels, some so fat they could hardly walk. One third of the population were skinny youngsters. They were the brave ones; they would walk up to you, stand on your foot and stretch upward asking for a morsel. Their only competition were the seagulls lurking above the bluff, swooping down at every chance to grab that Pepperidge Farm "Goldfish" or peanuts before the squirrels could. What a show.

4 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Those are friendly squirrels. Yours is the second squirrel photo on a Daily Photo that I have seen today, and I think I will show a squirrel on mine tomorrow, except he was safely up in a tree.

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Wow, I thought everybody was just watching the helicopter training exercises. Who knew?

Cafe Pasadena said...

Such innocent looking squirrels.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I always stop at the same place. I've never fed the squirrels although they do appear friendly