Daily Photo for Tues. June 25, 2013
My little buddy the ground squirrel, ran straight up this Staghorn Cholla, which is something us humans and most other mammals really should stay away from. He or she had his eye on one particular fruit at the very top, which he is reaching for in this image. Then came down and proceeded to eat it until I moved and he was gone. Thanks Buddy, you made up for ripping my pants on the barbed wire and loosing my glasses!
In answer to worldofwonder on yesterday's shot about my entering state land, which is fenced - I'm sure it's not OK, but it's not posted to stay out so I took my chances, and it is across the street from my house so I don't need to park a vehicle. I also saw a Jackrabbit, incentive to go back for a shot!
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