The Taming of the Squirrel

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Nov 30, -0001 12:00 AM
"Shakey is a one-year-old squirrel that was born in my wood shed, in La Manche, Newfoundland last summer. Over the past six months he has become a regular visitor around my house each day. It took him a short while to become comfortable around me but now he will let me scratch his back and brush him, and even (has) an occasional ride on my shoulder. Every morning he shows up looking for his favourite snacks, which include walnuts, cashews and peanuts. He spends hours just hanging around my house, relaxing, and even enjoys sitting on my bike while I work in the garage. He has become so comfortable that I introduced a hat to him and he loves to wear it while eating!" - David Penney, Cape Broyle, NL

In the below video, watch as David uses a toothbrush to groom his wild little friend!