I used my a bit higher (but still pathetically low) self-confidence to meet another dA member - this time it was *Shadow-and-Flame-86
, lovely young scientist from Scottland, where she studies marine mammals! It was just perfect, she is very nice person, we had fun (at least me
). I am really glad we met and could chat a lot about her work, ZOOs and animals in general
What was the biggest attraction? Giant pandas? Wolves?
No! Those were squirrels
ZOO Vienna is totally full of wild but tame squirrels. And by full I mean that they are everywhere in a forest part of the ZOO! People feed them with nuts, so they come VERY close to you, they even run to humans, following them and begging
I was ready for this and I prepared a sack of wallnuts for me and *Shadow-and-Flame-86
to have some fun. It was amazing
one squirrel bit me when she took a nut from my fingers - I was rude to hold it too tightly, I think XD other squirrel climbed me chest, other one my bag and I got one on my head!
Also, wild great tits are tame too, we just put some nuts on our palms and birdies came, sitting on our hands, getting nuts from us
that was so sweet
The weather was bad for photos, so I have only some new red panda shots - but , squirrels and birdies were such fun!
Thanks for meeting *Shadow-and-Flame-86
, I hope I will see you again
feeding a tame wild Eurasian red squirrel
And then there are some new photos from Vienna ;D