Squirrel Appreciation Day by Piglove
Jan 21st is the squirrel appreciation day, I didn’t know that. Everyone loves them.
Squirrels come to my balcony but never allow me to take their photograph, they are very fast. They look very cute when eating a nut.
When I was in Jabalpur probably 30 years ago, we had a big courtyard with many trees. Guava, Mango, Jamun , Neem, Peeple etc. There were many birds and squirrels, monkeys used to com.There were a bird’s nest on the Jamun tree. Once a snake climbed the tree to eat eggs, the bird was screeching and flying around the tree. Suddenly a squirrel came, climbed the tree, went near to snake trying to divert it’s attention, chittering persistently and flecking its tail whenever the snake tried to strike it , it quickly ran away to come again and poke it . It went on for some time until desperate snake went away. My daughter, myself , my housemaid and her three children all witnessed this great act of friendship/kindness( I don’t know what to say). I had no camera then otherwise I would have captured a great shot of a life time.
Whisky, frisky, Hippity hop; Up he goes To the tree top! Whirly, twirly, Round and round, Down he scampers To the ground. Furly, curly What a tail! Tall as a feather Broad as a sail! Where's his supper? In the shell, Snappity, crackity, Out it fell.
(Dear poet, if it’s your copy write poem please tell me I’ll remove it. I found it on http://support.scrapbook.com/ )