I lived in NY for about 5 years and passing squirrels was an ordinary thing. So given my Parisian upbringing, I wasn't used to seeing squirrels... We have pigeons.. lots of pigeons... they are considered our city rats. When I fist moved to NY and I saw these fluffy guys everywhere, I was mesmerized and literally would chase them down the block to take photos. Later, I learned New Yorkers considered squirrels their city rats (but thy also have REEL rats)...I asked myself, HOW?
Look at this little guy, how cute is he? I mean, sure he may be carrying rabies but how can anything this fluffy not be cute?
I think we had a connection because he's crossing his little paws and posing for me.