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June 25th, 2008


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08:11 pm - Tame Squirrel

Tame Squirrel
Originally uploaded by khyri
I always said the wildlife at work was getting too comfortable with humans. Here's the proof. (Two more pictures of this little guy if you click through to my Flickr Photostream)

I think the visitors have been feeding him too. He's clearly far from starving.

Also check out my (not so good) photos of the start of the monsoon. Constant thunder and lightning. Wonderful. I can't wait for the first real downpour.

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From:featherquill
Date:June 26th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
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You work at a museum???!!! With WOLVES? *so jealous*
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From:khyri
Date:June 26th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
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Oh, yeah - the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Heh. Even though my job is really a "desk" job, I do take frequent breaks to go and commune with the Mexican Grey Wolves and the other animals from time to time. If you're ever in the Tucson area, let me know and I'll make sure you get a Guest Pass to come visit. I might even be able to get you a little behind-the-scenes time with a keeper...
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From:featherquill
Date:June 26th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Damn it - I wish I'd asked this question a long time ago. I used to have friends in Tuscon - a LOT of them. 2/3 of them have moved to Montana in the last couple of months though. :( Although... One just came back to pack up/sell her house... :D
From:captainallon
Date:June 26th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Monsoon already? It usually didn't start until almost August when I lived in AZ. Wow.

Stop feeding the squirrels, Khryi!
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From:khyri
Date:June 26th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
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I wasn't, I swear! He was just hunting around on the ground for seeds, and came right up to me.

I do suspect many of our visitors feed them, though. And I did catch a woman who works in the gift store feeding bread to the cactus wrens during her lunch break...

Yes, it looks like an early monsoon this year. My boss who lives north of the museum said they got a good amount of rain last night, and his young son wanted to go out and play in it. Only a few spots at our house, but I'm sure that will change soon. They've been doing work on the road that I take to the museum the past couple of days, making sure that where the washes go across, there's plenty of loose rock to allow the passage of water as easily as possible. I'm sure there will still be days when I'm stranded, though.
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From:davinia1963
Date:June 26th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
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It always amazes me that wherever you are and whatever you do there are always those who belive that rules just apply to other people!

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