Advice from Tigger

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.

Sounds like excellent advice to me! Thank you A.A. Milne for sharing the wisdom of Pooh and friends.

Since I don’t have any Tigger photos I thought I’d share a picture of one of the bounciest critters that lives in the Sonoran Desert, a Harris’ Antelope Squirrel (Ammospermophilus harrisii). They run and they climb but they seem to prefer bouncing. I wish I had a shot of them in the act but this cheeky shot will have to do.

Sassy Squirrel

Harris’ Antelope Squirrel, June 2010, Tucson, AZ

Categories: Nature Notes


  1. What a cutie!!!


  2. If you look closely you can see that he just pooped on my rock, I think that’s why he looks so sassy. They are a lot of fun to watch as they bound around my yard. So naughty that they are cute!


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