This little guy was waiting for me when I got out of class today. Now living in Central Illinois, I see plenty, PLENTY of squirrels. But this guy was different. He was brave. This picture is taken on my phone, no zoom from about 1.5 foot away. He ran right up to the edge of the grass I was standing on, looked up at me and went back to his snack. I have never been so close to a wild squirrel for so long; it was cool. Plus he’s so darn cute!