This little one was quite the chatterbox as it worked to fill its belly and its nest. It was busily working its way through a pine tree, tossing pine cones down below to gather later. I was sitting outside enjoying the quiet but was being interrupted by continual ‘thump’ sounds as the pine cones hit the ground not 20 feet away.
When I went to investigate, the squirrel made it clear in no uncertain terms that the tree and its bounty were its and it would prefer it if I kept my distance. 😉