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    The curious squirrel...

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     The wildly popular iReport of a bottle-fed deer jogged the memory banks of Hans-Dieter Flege, a Norwegian iReporter who recalled shooting this video of a squirrel entering through a window in 2009.

    'The squirrel had been around at the other end of our garden a couple of days, but then it discovered the bird-house -- and a potential food source -- because of all the seeds on the ground. When it came jumping, I picked up my video camera and started recording. The window was already open, and beneath it was a wooden bench from where it jumped on to the window frame and finally entered my desk.'

    The Atrå resident says his son Andreas, the one seen early on holding a peanut, named the squirrel Nötteliten. Hans-Dieter Flege notes that the name is pronounced 'Nötte-leet'n' and means 'little nut eater.' Furthermore, he adds that this is the first of three squirrels who came so close to his family.

    'Since I am a freelance wildlife photographer,' the elder Flege said, 'my children, my grand-children and I enjoyed these visits very much, and we hoped (the squirrel from the video) would return many more times.' He believes he may have seen Nötteliten return later with a baby in tow.
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    For several days, a squirrel visited our bird house we have in the garden. One day there was little food left and the squirrel found out that it would use the open window to my office - and see if it could find something to eat there ...

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