Husband and I drove down to the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge today to do some bird watching. It was a nice little trip.
We saw lots of swallows, a couple of bald eagles, red winged blackbirds, goldfinch, a hummingbird and a few others we weren't able to identify. We walked all the way out to the Puget Sound and back - 4 miles. Whew!
When we started on the boardwalk there was a warning sign about the squirrels. It said they were very AGGRESSIVE and might BITE. I've got to say I was a little scared because I was wearing capris, my bare legs exposed, and I can visualize one of these big boys, teeth bared, jumping on to my calf.
Don't you know we were walking along and we see one of these AGGRESSIVE squirrels laying motionless, eyes open, flat on the boardwalk. He looked dead. Rather than walk up to him we opted to make some noise and, surprise, he took off! We walked hurriedly past. A minute later I looked back and there he was in the exact same spot, laying out there again like he was dead. Creepy.