Sunday, August 21, 2022

Picture of the Week – A Red Squirrel Riot

Images of a red squirrel fighting a pheasant for hazelnuts and bird seed are proof that both creatures can be quite feisty

Red squirrels are sadly rare in Britain today, but proof that they’re anything but timid was shown in photographs shared in the MailOnline this morning.

 

blank

In the images, a red squirrel is pictured in a “dramatic fight” with a pheasant over some nuts and of it speaking to the paper’s Isabella Nikolic, photographer Louise Phillips remarked:

 

“I rented the hide [at Blairgowrie, Perthshire] for the day to try and see the red squirrels. The pheasant just sauntered in to get in on the food. There were some hazelnuts but the pheasant was eating some bird seed that had also been left out.”

blank
blank

 

“The squirrel wasn’t happy with the pheasant in his face. It was the squirrel that attacked first and the pheasant jumped and clawed back in reaction. It lasted just seconds then the squirrel backed off.”

 

“I think it realised it had bit off more than it could chew. I didn’t quite believe what I saw – I was quite surprised.”

 

In December 2015, we featured an equally wonderfully wacky image of a great tit posing for a camera manned by a red squirrel and today remind readers of the sporting spirit of these fine creatures.

 

Facebook: @TheSteepleTimes

Instagram: @TheSteepleTimes

Twitter: @SteepleTimes

 

Picture of the Week – A Red Squirrel Riot – Red squirrel fights pheasant – Images of a red squirrel fighting a pheasant for hazelnuts and bird seed are proof that both creatures can be quite feisty.
The squirrel put up a good fight, but eventually was forced to back off.
Picture of the Week – A Red Squirrel Riot – Red squirrel fights pheasant – Images of a red squirrel fighting a pheasant for hazelnuts and bird seed are proof that both creatures can be quite feisty.
Our December 2015 ‘Picture of the Week’ showed a great tit posing with a red squirrel with a camera.
blank
blank
blank
blank
Matthew Steeples
Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Love it. A story that doesn’t involve trailer trash television “personalities” who dress as though money is about to change hands in return for sexual favours.

    • Glad to oblige. We like to share fun and joy at The Steeple Times occasionally – as well as the naming and shaming of the useless and the deranged.

  2. Sharing fun and joy just occasionally is enough, though; Pollyanna I’m not. I love the feeling of superiority I get reading of their trashy and sometimes illegal antics.
    Of course you also have real estate pics to keep me entertained and Rodders disgusted. Keep it coming.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

£1 per week Supports The Steeple Times

Help journalism to remain honest & independent. You can make a difference to the world today.

3,020FansLike
2,068FollowersFollow
13,574FollowersFollow

Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

Please subscribe, like and share this unique site, it helps us tremendously. The Steeple Times in return will send you an email at noon each and everyday, that we sincerely hope you will enjoy & look forward to seeing in your inbox.

AD
Advertisement

Trending Now

Help Find William Cookson – Missing Since August 2022 From London, SW6

London based artist William Cookson has been missing since early August; please help his family and friends find this much-loved 45-year-old.

A £65 Million ‘Bargain’ Boat – Seized Oligarch Gin Palace For Auction

As government of Gibraltar auctions a seized £65 million oligarch superyacht with interiors by Jeffrey Epstein’s favourite designer to ‘bargain seekers,’ Matthew Steeples asks: “Why haven’t other seized ‘questionable assets’ been sold off already?”

Catching A Bargain Artists’ Studio In SW3

Swanky renovated artists’ studio in ritzy South Kensington enclave for sale for just £375,000 – naturally, there’s a catch.

Hero of the Hour 2022 – Crusading £1 Per Head Chef Miguel Barclay

In actually showing the British public how to actually cook a meal costing no more than £1 per head, TV chef Miguel Barclay contributes something useful whereas the likes of food bank fighters Lee Anderson MP and Jack Monroe continue just to carp.

Most Popular Artcles

Who REALLY is Omid Scobie?

An examination of the true character traits of the Duchess of Sussex’s PR peddling biased ‘bestie’ Omid Scobie by Nikolay Kalinin.

Justice for James Scurlock

Power of social media proven after senseless killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Nebraska allegedly by a controversial bar owner named Jake Gardner who has been photographed with Donald Trump.

Moron of the Moment – Prince Harry

With his marriage to the woman formerly known as Meghan Markle, Prince Harry has morphed into an utter bore   Prince Harry used to be a...

Scobie Orf!

‘MeGain’s’ bestie Omid Scobie deservedly gets slammed by ‘Yankee Wally’ Sadie Quinlan for getting her shut down on Twitter; this childish chap should now just ‘belt up, wrap up and shut up.’