Red squirrel in tree

Red squirrel in tree

Today I encountered a battle of wits between a stray cat on the ground and a red squirrel in a tree. The cat hissed and the squirrel sounded it’s alarm call. For such a tiny creature it really made a racket. Last time I heard such a sound was whilst hammock camping in the forest. There was a squirrel nest atop one of the trees to which my hammock was fastened and a pair of squirrels screamed at me and rained down nuts and leaves. In the dark they sound scary…