Love was (literally) in the air this weekend–a female grey squirrel was in heat and was getting a lot of attention from the boys in the neighbourhood. She (the grey one here) wasn’t too sure about the whole thing and spent a great deal of time avoiding her suitors at the end of branches, forty feet above the ground below.
The male melanistic grey squirrel (on the right) eventually got the chance to seal the deal. Both of them seemed somewhat nonchalant about a human popping up mid-act. But I did manage to get them paying more attention to me than their previous endeavours.
Time to get ges-tatin’