Wednesday, February 13, 2013
My favorite thing here at Ochlockonee River State Park, is the white squirrels. Nowhere else we have camped at has them. Gary headed out early this morning with camera in hand, hoping to capture a few of these cute little guys digitally. He succeeded in a MAJOR way, coming back to the campsite with over sixty photos. He let me have these five for my blog. I think he's going to post the rest of them on his personal Facebook page. Gary planned ahead, and bought a bag of raw peanuts when he was in Wal-Mart a couple of days ago. He figured the peanuts would attract the squirrels, and it worked REALLY well. The word was out among the squirrels as soon as he arrived in the picnic area of the park. Although the squirrels can be seen throughout the park, most of them seem to frequent the picnic area. He fed them about half of the large bag of peanuts he had bought, and plans to go back tomorrow to feed them the rest. A couple of the squirrels took the peanuts right out of his hand! In addition to the still pictures, he is planning to take some video tomorrow as well. I can't wait to see that! Enjoy the pics, and I'll check in again soon.