I am Mother Nature - interested in any and everything, but nature is far and above all else. I have a robin and a young squirrel that have befriended me. Every evening, the robin comes and sits on the fence near me. All day long this squirrel comes. I can even call him now and he comes.
Of course, the weenies come running and chase him off whenever they see him, but he comes right back, peeking around the plants and such, stays only about two feet away.
He'll go off a little way, then come right back.
He looks in my windows and makes noises if I'm in the house. I was on the dock feeding the geese and turtles and looked down and he was a foot away from me. I had the fleeting thought that he's getting pretty fearless; a vision of him jumping in my hair or face with those little cat-like claws and had to shoo him back.
I finally figured why the robin comes in the evening. He's looking for some pecans too. I threw a few pieces down and he immediately jumped down and ate them up. Just hope Squirrely doesn't bite the hand that feeds him.
PS ~ I have been grabbed and bitten by a squirrel before and the claws and teeth hurt. It bit my fingernail too.