Tipsy, the squirrel with the tippy head that’s been visiting my yard daily for the past six months and that I wrote about here, is finally able to climb up to the feeders and to sit on
her his hind legs.
When I saw
her him sitting up for the first time, I made an astounding discovery.
Tipsy is a boy! All this time, seeing him every day, and I thought he was a she. (Sorry for the visual. If I were better at photo editing I could have blurred out the evidence.) When I saw the um…stuff Tipsy was sporting, I stood there staring through the lens of my camera in disbelief. I felt like Patrick Star from SpongeBob Squarepants when, after months (or years!) of knowing Sandy Cheeks, the bikini and flower-wearing squirrel, he realizes she’s a girl.
I was also shocked to realize that Tipsy is running around and climbing without any evidence of his past affliction. I also noticed that he is no longer overly chubby, like he was last fall. (Many squirrels with problems are extra chubby.)
When did all this happen? I guess I’ve been distracted with all the dog and car wreck stuff and haven’t been paying as much attention to the squirrels lately.
This week, Tipsy, along with all the other regulars, are gone. With the exception of Nutsy that I wrote about last week, squirrels seem to hang around my yard for a year, then move on when the young ones emerge from the nest. I’m glad I finally noticed that Tipsy is doing well, or I would have worried when he disappeared.
And maybe I should worry, although not so much about Tipsy’s well being. A post over at Evil Squirrel’s Nest has me wondering if the adult squirrels disappearing isn’t something more sinister than the normal yearly migration. Read for yourself here!
Makes ya wonder! 🙂