This little fella was not bothered by my presence, but only interested in a good meal. Today's menu consisted of seeds from this spruce tree cone. They are always in search of nuts too and will eat just about anything in a backyard bird feeder. Sunflower seeds and peanuts are a couple of favorites with our Northern Red Squirrels. Sharing them with the backyard birds can be a challenge though. I guess that is why they are known to most as pests. You must admit, this little squirrel wins "The Cutest Pest Ever" award!