Susie squirrel’s stocked her larder
Finding food is getting harder
Little ones and Dad to cater
Hoping stocks don’t dwindle later
Every year it’s left to her
When it’s cold Dad’s loathe to stir
But in their drey they’re warm and cosy
Little kits think life is rosey
Actually, this isn’t true
‘cause this ain’t what the squirrels do!
(Squirrels have a litter of 2-4 babies, called kits or kittens, normally in February or March. Older female squirrels may produce a second litter in August. The babies will leave the nest at three months of age.)
Peter Matthews, a country boy at heart, lives with his wife in the suburbs of Nottingham, England. His greatest achievement is that he has aged fairly gracefully but has avoided growing up. Peter has written poetry from the age of sixteen and blogs regularly at www.pollymermaid.wordpress.com.