**I was inspired by my husband to write this brief photographic tribute to urban squirrels.  None of these photographs I have taken myself (though I wish!) so I gave credit to the sites where I’ve found them.**

You have to be adaptive to be an urban animal

Where there is space, create opportunity

The dumpster here today may not be here tomorrow

While the urban forest is often the best place to be

Sometimes you have to follow the money

The drey sometimes has to be on 5th Ave

And with this hustle comes a short life

Especially when they’re out to get you

But as an urban animal, you can’t afford not to overcome barriers

Otherwise, where would you be?