The English word squirrel and the German word Eichhörnchen have nothing in common except their meaning, yet in both languages they are considered to be amongst the most difficult words to pronounce and an almost fail-safe recognition of non-mother-tongue speakers (btw: I am very proud of my pronunciation of squirrel, apparently I pass the squirrel test, I have more difficulties with other words).
For some reason or other I come across squirrels almost exclusively in cemeteries. They seem to watch me as much as I watch them.
On their hind legs the little creatures look especially cute and somehow human.
Another cemetery, a different squirrel.
The squirrels of the Munich West cemetery are black rather than chestnut brown.
Either this one let me get closer or I’ve become a better photographer.
And this is the only non-cemetery squirrel in my collection: I’ve caught it literally and figuratively red-handed, raiding the bird feeder.
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