United States  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

A top wildlife photographer have captured cheeky squirrels getting in the Halloween spirit - by playing with a spooky carved pum

Video Credit: SWNS STUDIO - Duration: 00:25s - Published < > Embed
A top wildlife photographer have captured cheeky squirrels getting in the Halloween spirit - by playing with a spooky carved pum

A top wildlife photographer have captured cheeky squirrels getting in the Halloween spirit - by playing with a spooky carved pum

A top wildlife photographer have captured cheeky squirrels getting in the Halloween spirit - by playing with a spooky carved pumpkin.Award-winning wildlife photographer Geert Weggen (corr) befriended the red squirrels in a woodland.Swedish snapper Geert regularly feeds the squirrels and thought the spooky season was a great theme. The furry critters were caught on camera poking their heads inside the carved pumpkin - and scaring their friends.Geert said: "Most of the time, squirrels are thought of as nice and gentle and loving.

But they can also be a little dark. "They can be very aggressive. "This Halloween is a spooky time for people so I thought it was fun to show a little bit of the more evil side of squirrels."Geert said the woodland creatures can sometimes chase each other and compete over food. He said: "They bite me sometimes.

They never try and hurt me, they never bite so bad it bleeds. "They recognise that when they bite me I'm not a nut.

They're very smart in that way."Geert first bought a home in the mountains of central Sweden eight years ago, and has become so good as photographing squirrels that many think they are posed or stuffed. He said: "I cannot tame a wild squirrel.

They do exactly what they want.

I can wait a very long time for my shot. "I know they're always searching for food, so I might hang a little bucket with seeds in the air.

If I want them to pick up a pencil, I spread a little peanut butter on it."But Geert said he does not feel like a Disney character surrounded by friendly woodland creatures, but he does feel like he's telling stories. He said: "Almost every picture I take is telling a story.

So like with Halloween, I can imagine them as dancing skeletons."But it is not a fairytale for Geert, as the oncoming icy conditions will make life difficult for his furry friends. He said: "I never name them because they are always in danger.

There are birds of prey, the winters can be freezing and the food is scarce. "But when they come back, I always get a nice bond with them.

I've seen maybe three generations in seven years. "If I named them, it would feel like they are my babies.

I want them wild.

It makes it more natural.

They are not pets."

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

A top wildlife photographer have captured cheeky squirrels getting in the Halloween spirit - by playing with a spooky carved pum

A top wildlife photographer have captured cheeky squirrels getting in the Halloween spirit - by playing with a spooky carved pumpkin.Award-winning wildlife photographer Geert Weggen (corr) befriended the red squirrels in a woodland.Swedish snapper Geert regularly feeds the squirrels and thought the spooky season was a great theme. The furry critters were caught on camera poking their heads inside the carved pumpkin - and scaring their friends.Geert said: "Most of the time, squirrels are thought of as nice and gentle and loving.

But they can also be a little dark. "They can be very aggressive. "This Halloween is a spooky time for people so I thought it was fun to show a little bit of the more evil side of squirrels."Geert said the woodland creatures can sometimes chase each other and compete over food. He said: "They bite me sometimes.

They never try and hurt me, they never bite so bad it bleeds. "They recognise that when they bite me I'm not a nut.

They're very smart in that way."Geert first bought a home in the mountains of central Sweden eight years ago, and has become so good as photographing squirrels that many think they are posed or stuffed. He said: "I cannot tame a wild squirrel.

They do exactly what they want.

I can wait a very long time for my shot. "I know they're always searching for food, so I might hang a little bucket with seeds in the air.

If I want them to pick up a pencil, I spread a little peanut butter on it."But Geert said he does not feel like a Disney character surrounded by friendly woodland creatures, but he does feel like he's telling stories. He said: "Almost every picture I take is telling a story.

So like with Halloween, I can imagine them as dancing skeletons."But it is not a fairytale for Geert, as the oncoming icy conditions will make life difficult for his furry friends. He said: "I never name them because they are always in danger.

There are birds of prey, the winters can be freezing and the food is scarce. "But when they come back, I always get a nice bond with them.

I've seen maybe three generations in seven years. "If I named them, it would feel like they are my babies.

I want them wild.

It makes it more natural.

They are not pets."




You Might Like


Tweets about this


Recent related videos from verified sources

A top wildlife photographer has captured squirrels and birds getting in the Christmas spirit [Video]A top wildlife photographer has captured squirrels and birds getting in the Christmas spirit

A top wildlife photographer has captured squirrels and birds getting in the Christmas spirit - by sending cards and &apos;nattering&apos; on a tiny phone.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:45Published

Fascinating up-close footage of silvertip reef sharks [Video]Fascinating up-close footage of silvertip reef sharks

The Pacific Ocean is home to some of the most fascinating and diverse life in all of the world's waters. One of those creatures is the silvertip reef shark. Sleek and powerful, and armed with a..

Credit: Rumble Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.