I'm not sure how many of my readers know about the Washington Post's annual Squirrel Week series that appears each April, but this year they held a haiku contest for kids 5-14 years of age. And, of course, the entry had to have something to do with squirrels.
While I'm slightly too old to have entered, I didn't want to be completely upstaged by a bunch of rank amateurs. So, as part of my monthly haiku postings, and as a celebration of National Poetry Month, I'm posting my own squirrel haiku.
And we all know, it is a silly question. Toss a peanut onto your deck and tiny ears perk up for miles around. A race begins to be the first furry creature to claim the prize. And then they keep watch for the next one. Toss another and you're on their list of favorite hangouts.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my little haiku! And for your viewing pleasure, here are a couple of extra squirrel photos!
I suppose I could have cropped this, but nature is what nature is... This one has a pose somewhat like Mr. Burns from The Simpsons. Excellent.
They're always on the hunt for food.
That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by!
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