Nancy Rose has a bunch of squirrels living in the backyard of her home in Halifax, Canada, whom she has been photographing for a couple of years. They are curious animals who would inspect anything she put out on her picnic table, looking for places where she could have hidden some peanuts. Nancy decided to make some little props for them to explore and capture the fun on camera.
“The Valentine mailbox was the first thing I made that was such a big hit on Flickr and inspired me to make more miniatures,” she told Amusing Planet. “I made the barbecue out of kitchen foil cake pans, some popsicle sticks and other little items from my craft supplies. I have always been a crafter and have lots of little things I can create with, and now when I go shopping I spend more time looking for squirrel size items than for things for myself.”
“Many of the squirrel photos are of ‘Mr. Peanuts’, but there are a couple of other little squirrels who come to visit now and then, and most will eat peanuts out of my hands.”
“Mr. Peanuts will explore and examine them in his search for peanuts and with some patience and time I usually manage to get several shots I like.”
“I sure hop nothing ever happens to them because I have grown so fond of them”, she adds.