To the delight of myself, and my family, Tail-less is still going strong, a year and a half since our first sighting of him! We have kept an eager eye out for him and have worried on more than one occasion when we go several days and sometimes longer with no sighting. But, much to our relief, he always shows back up at a nearby tree or a freshly filled feeder, delighting us with his antics. Basically, Tail-less has become our unofficial backyard pet.
The above picture was taken just last week after we had not seen him for almost two weeks-we thought for sure that this time he was a goner. When he re-emerged on the sunflower seed-sprinkled hammock, I literally squealed with delight! Yes, he has indeed captured our hearts!
The newly found driftwood pulled from the creek have become favorite feeding spots for our little friend.
We call this tree, pulled from the creek, the “Dr. Seuss feeder” as it reminds us of the Grinch’s hand…it is definitely Tail-less approved!
We were concerned Tail-less had been injured in a narrow escape based on the apparent sores seen in the below picture, but other squirrels had the same type of sores, a type of skin condition, and he has healed nicely as of this writing.
Hopefully our little friend will continue to entertain us throughout the winter and for many more seasons to come!
Until next time!