Squirrel Appreciation

Going by fun calendar, Jan 21 is marked as Squirrel Appreciation Day.

Squirrel is one of my favourite animals. Though I do not pet any (I don’t want to interfere in their freedom), I just love them. I’d like to share few of my unforgettable encounters with squirrels.


It was a training programme at school for an upcoming competitive exam in my grade 8. It must have been 2008. There were hardly anyone present at school as it was a Sunday. Few of them left to their homes to have lunch.

There were few others including me, eating under the tree. There was this squirrel which was playing there, jumping from branch to branch and tree to tree. Continue reading