The Berkeley campus is infested with fat, red squirrels that are nuts (pun intended) for your food. For a while, I used to feed them part of my lunch. (They’ll come right up and take it out of your hands!) Then I read that you’re not supposed to give them people food, so disheartened I stopped.
But I still wanted pictures of these cute little rats, so today I devised a plan. I’d find a piece of shiny candy wrapper and trick the bastards into thinking I had food!
It worked! They came right up to the camera, and… I didn’t have to give them people food! They’re probably outside right now letting the air out of my tires, but that’s ok. I got what I needed
On a related note… holy shit. Next time someone comes out to visit, we’re doing this: click!