Animals are cute, baby animals are adorable and baby squirrels are irresistible, but imagine the sounds they make while enjoying their snack, it will melt your heart.
When I moved to a small village in Sweden, I started photographing the red squirrels in the area and loved the name Remy so much that I played with him for several weeks. The poor squirrel was hit by a car and died leaving its baby behind, but I’m glad it didn’t die because it’s so cute.
I spoke to several wildlife shelters and learned that the little squirrel was too small to survive alone and that its mother had been killed by a car, so it had to be captured and reared in captivity. Dani was determined to help and when I found out about it I started to give out food every day.
It is certainly a very generous and compassionate gesture by the Connors, but it also has its own delightful benefits for all of us.
If you look at your everyday habits, you can better understand yourself, your family and even the world around you. One day, while filming him eating, she noticed that her camera was not recording the sound. She said: ‘I missed the amazing sounds he makes when he eats, like the sound of his heartbeat, his breathing and his eyes.
So I positioned the microphone closer to him and positioned it closer and closer again until he ate, and then I recorded everything.
Dani says she spent over 100 hours with her squirrels and they are used to their company and filming. The next snack he makes while eating is heard in the video until he hears something incredibly sweet.
Squirrels are highly adaptable animals and they are taught to behave, they learn by instinct and trial and error. They learn to live alone, to see what food is packed into the store and what they see around them, and they learn when they live alone.