Looking much like a football player hiding the pigskin in front of a crowd, this squirrel posed for Marian Love Phillips in Vicksburg on her porch in front of a pot of flowers.
This is a picture I took of my friendly squirrel on our back porch in October and was published in The Vicksburg Post today! You can read all about this cute rodent on my post of October 24, 2011. I had emailed it to the post on November 2, and it's just now being published. Sometimes they will hold a picture for a few weeks, but by then I have usually forgotten that I have sent one in. It was a nice surprise to open up the paper this morning to see it. As you can see below it was a large picture published on the front page of the Classified Section of our paper and took up more than half the page.
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Marian Love Phillips Joseph Jackson Martha Williams
KK McCarley Pam Rushing
Joseph Jackson of Vicksburg said this bird appeared to be enjoying the fall weather as it perched on a gutter at his home.
Martha Williams said she thought the full moon looked prettier than usual when shot through trees.
KKMcCarley of Vicksburg said this "awesome" mushroom was "too cool" to pass up with her camera.
Pam Rushing of Vicksburg said she felt a deer was leaving her a special message of thank-you by leaving a heart-shaped footprint for allowing a constant buffet on her lawn.