Sunday, July 27, 2008

Squirrel Hunting 101

Hi All! Betty here again. It's been a while since my last post, but I thought maybe you all could benefit from my squirrel hunting experience. I have outlined a few simple tips to help you hunt your very own squirrels at home. First off - make sure you are familiar with your prey. These guys are sneaky little devils (and evil to the core!).
Next - make sure you have plenty of back up. Today, I have Frank and Robin as my assistants.
It's always helpful to make sure you have someone taller to reach Mister Squirrel (this is where Robin comes in):
You will need to keep an eye on your assistants at all times - Frank obviously has a tendency to get easily distracted (shiny object, butterfly, etc...). Here you see him staring at... well... the corner of the deck:
You will also want to allow breaks for you assistants:
Make sure that you have the tree
surrounded at all times:
Now, I like to start off with an "innocent invitation" of play to Mister Squirrel:
Sometimes it doesn't even hurt to give the tree a little shove (you know, to shake things up a bit):
I do like to get as close as possible to Mister Squirrel as I can:
Sometimes it helps if you levitate:
Now, this is very important - you will want to ignore the paparazzi as much as possible. They are very distracting and your in-attention may allow Mister Squirrel to escape!
Sometimes it helps to feign dis-interest (as Frank is demonstrating - like I said - the kid is easily distracted!):
If all else fails, an imploring look to mom "please get me the squirrel!!" might do the trick! Good luck in your squirrel hunting!!


Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

This is such a cute story! Awesome shots!!

Jane said...

wonderful fun shots Marsha!! and beautiful dogs I may add!!! your new lense is awesome!!!!!

Inkspots said...

These are fantastic! Love the last ones of him in mid-air. WOW! Can't wait to get this lens.


Carol said...

This was so fun. The shots are awesome, love the air shots. Your dogs are so beautiful.

TesaB said...

This is too funny! Great story and awesome shots! LOVE the lavitation part. lol