What does a squirrel do when caught between a human and a house? Freeze — and pretend she is invisible.
I must have been a frightening surprise to this country creature who spends her life fleeing people. With deep snow all around and no means of escape apparent, the squirrel didn’t move a hair. I got so close, I took the picture you see with no zoom.
The temptation to touch was strong. Instead, I backed away. When I stepped around a corner, the wild thing shot to life, leaving behind only a bounding track and quirky memory. To the real predators, I hope she is truly invisible.