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I’m moving the blog onto a new web server, so things might be a little weird for a couple of days :-)

To help make the move, I’m using my “other” domain (daveyp.co.uk) but this will eventually revert back to daveyp.com once everything is working okay.

Squirrels falling out of the sky isn’t something that’s unheard of in Huddersfield — see this BBC News story about an inventor who suffered whiplash from a falling squirrel — but I’d not seen it happen until yesterday.

Late yesterday afternoon, we ventured out into the snow and had a little wander through the local woods. I’d taken my camera with me and, not too far into the woods, I took this photo of the path…

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My camera’s set up to do a “burst” of shots, so it automatically took another 3 photos in quick succession. Just as I was taking the first photo, I was aware of a noise in the tree tops — what I didn’t realise was it was the sound of a squirrel falling :-D

The next shot caught the squirrel in mid-fall, although it’s just a blur in the middle of the frame…

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…it had a soft landing in about 9 inches of snow…

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…and then headed straight back up the nearest tree…

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…within seconds it was leaping around the tree tops like nothing had happened…

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