Skip to content

Stucco with a dash of squirrel

August 21, 2014


Today I photographed a squirrel climbing stucco — the result was underwhelming. It really was one of those “you had to be there” moments.

Squirrel-dash stucco

The squirrel literally ran up the side of a building covered in grey stucco encrusted with little bits of white quartz and black obsidian — what’s called “salt and pepper dash stucco”.

The first time I say a squirrel run up the side of a three-storey stucco-clad apartment building I was flabbergasted. I still don’t understand how they can do it but they can and they make it look effortless.

Whenever I’ve seen them do it they’re scared witless so it couldn’t require a lot of thought and well, they are squirrels. Click the images to enlarge them.


Aw, did the bad man across the lane putting out his garbage scare you?

  1. Slowcrow permalink

    Just no respect for the law (of physics). I get a kick out of them crossing the road on the wires. I wonder if Joshua Klein ever built anything for them similar to his coin-operated peanut machine encouraging the crows to ‘find’ coins to use to purchase the peanuts. Not meaning to imply that those non-native scoundrels are that smart though, I guess.


    • Squirrels are natural and amazing trapeze artists. They may not hold a candle to crows for intelligence but they know their stuff and it’s fun to watch them at work (particularly their wire work).


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: