50mm f/1.4 lens, 1/100, f/4, ISO 400.
Looks harmless doesn’t he? Ha! Once this rabbit-sized squirrel saw that I had an open bag of nuts in my hand, he made a beeline for me, scrambled up my legs (youch!), and dove in my pocket searching for them.
Then, upon finding the cornucopia of nuts (we are talking like, elite trail mix, the good stuff), he pouched 10 of them and scurried off to hide them. His hiding system consisted of digging a small hole, dropping the nut in, and covering it with a fallen leaf. Fortunately for me, he did eventually sit still for a few shots, as he figured out his next move. Sneaky Sneakerson!
Ol’ Nutters, as I called him, actually broke the skin on my fingers with his vicious claws, so if I start to froth at the mouth, secure me in some kind of secret underground lab with bullet proof glass. It could be for the sake of human kind. Beware.
Have you been attacked by a furry creature in the pursuit of a great photo? Do share!