Thursday, January 20, 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.

 

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.”

 

“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.

 

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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.
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.
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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.

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