Cheeky squirrels are absolutely nuts about photography

Just could not take my eyes off this picture. So adorning.

Metro

A pair of cheeky red squirrels went snappy-happy when they teamed up for an impromptu photoshoot.

The duo moved in when photographer Peter Smith left his camera alone for a moment – with one of the squirrels clearly showing a preference for being on the other side of the lens.

Mr Smith was taking pictures in Formby, Merseyside, to add to his portfolio of wildlife shots, when he captured the amusing shot.

Alan Wright, of the Wildlife Trust, said it was good to draw attention to the plight of the red squirrel, which has been in serious decline in Britain since the introduction of the grey squirrel.

He added: ‘We have a stronghold of these mammals on the Sefton Coast where they are showing signs of recovery after losing large numbers to a deadly virus.

‘The exciting news is that this native squirrel is battling back and now spreading eastwards…

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