You’ve got to pick a pocket or two

I unwittingly became the star of the Squirrel version of Oliver! yesterday. Whilst out walking in Regent’s Park the Big M and D and I were taken hostage by a particularly audacious tree rat. The squirrel corralled us to a nearby bench and circled us for at least 10 minutes begging for food. He hopped into the buggy a few times and looked very tempted to run up the Big D’s trousers. He was also joined by a few friends. One was enormous. The definite greedy guts of the group. We wondered whether he was Fagan Squirrel who ate all the proceeds and our one was the Artful Dodger sent to charm the food out of his victims. He was definitely a cheeky chappie. Even when letting us go he joined us for a walk, hopping merrily besides us.

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