When Is A Squirrel Not A Squirrel?

This was one of those time when I was so glad no one was near me in Anderson Park. Level 10 on the embarrassment meter. This was a strictly-on-a-whim visit. Not many people around at noon and the trail was right along Tarpon Lake, but as high was the water I was definitely on the lookout for gators catching some onshore rays. Pretty pleasant, but bring the bug spray. Nice amount of shade, pretty little boardwalk - and one critter that surprised the daylights out of me.

There’s this massive thump and rustling not a foot away from me and I think I must have jumped about a foot straight up and was ready to run when something caught my eye. I was scared apparently by a little squirrel that was not all that pleased with my presence. It used a large pile of dead palm fronds to scurry up a tree and read me the riot act from eight feet up. Felt a little silly but awfully glad that’s all it was. Not to say I didn’t see a young gator off the boardwalk, though.

Good visit, great walk and back home down 19 so I could share these pics with you. You’ll find A.L. Anderson Park at 39699 U.S. HWY. 19 N., Tarpon Springs with nice views of Salmon Bay and Lake Tarpon. Enjoy the view and if there’s somewhere I have yet to check out for an Ann-Venture you can send me an open mic using the free Dove App, or just a quick message on Facebook or Instagram at 1555thedove.

Ann Kelly

Hello, I am Ann Kelly! I was born in Garfield Heights, Ohio (which is a suburb of Cleveland) as one of five children!

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