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Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

My entry to the week’s photo challenge.  As we were taking a break from hiking the Kaibob trail in the Grand Canyon a few weeks back, I started to take a photo of a common rock squirrel – then I noticed that I could also see a mule train coming up the distant trail below.  By changing my angle a little bit and zooming in, it became (in my mind at least) a photo of the notorious Outlaw Squirrel observing the wagon train below and getting ready for the ambush – a scene played out in countless western movies – though not necessarily by squirrels.  Hope you enjoy – “the Ambush”.

Shouldn't he be wearing a black hat?

Shouldn’t he be wearing a black hat?

On the other hand this could just be one of those NSA surveillance squirrels….

12 responses

  1. Haha, Scott. Reminds me of all the westerns where the Indians sprout on the horizon.


    June 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    • Janet – I was waiting for him to start sending smoke signals to his friends…..

      June 14, 2014 at 9:46 am

  2. Should be wearing a hard hat and fluoro jacket!

    June 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm

  3. What an imagination!

    June 14, 2014 at 7:53 am

  4. I think this is a flying squirrel ready to take off.

    June 14, 2014 at 7:59 am

    • ….and attack the mule train? Thanks Seeker!

      June 14, 2014 at 11:29 am

  5. Cathy – What?? You don’t think that was what was happening?

    June 14, 2014 at 9:48 am

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  8. autisticaplanet

    As always your photos are creative and well taken.

    June 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    • Thanks Allison – I’ve missed you – you haven’t been around for a while…..glad to have you back!

      June 19, 2014 at 5:51 pm

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