February 24th, 2012

Close encounter of the Forth kind.

This picture was taken in Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I saw as father with daughter are offering some nuts to squirrels. The little critters did not make themselves to wait for too long and soon it was 5 of them slowly moving towards an offered treat. But they were afraid and at the same time so curious, so they were moving on hind legs, probably in order to see better what is in the hand.
They were looking like some mini-alien nation coming in contact with homo sapiens species. It was so unusual and cute, I  couldn't just to pass by,
Unfortunately, other 3 squirrels were far to the right and did not fit in the picture...