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Cleaning its paws
29-OCT-2006 © Copyright - Pat D. Hemlepp

Cleaning its paws

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A young Gray Squirrel, about half the size of a typical adult squirrel, licks the back of its paws while sitting on a tree
limb in Sharon Woods Metro Park near Columbus, Ohio. The squirrel saw me with my camera and ran out the limb
before realizing it had nowhere to go. It turned and called out several times before crouching into a defensive position
for a while, then relaxing and licking its paws.

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Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
1/500s f/5.6 at 840.0mm iso400 full exif

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Ann Cleeves01-May-2015 12:56
Super cute close-up.
Guest 26-Feb-2010 05:57
Great capture!!
Blandine Mangin17-Dec-2009 14:22
very beautiful capture ! v
Jim Thode14-Nov-2006 02:55
You have some nice shots with the Canon 600mm. Can you say if you ever use it free hand without a tripod?