I don’t understand anyone who dislikes squirrels. Some people compare them to rats or pigeons and say they’re annoying – those people are, objectively, wrong. Squirrels are amazing.
When I lived in Leamington Spa in particular, I would spent hours sat in Jephson Gardens making friends with the squirrels; watching them, feeding them, building up trust. On more than one occasion they’d run right up to me, put their little paws up on my leg, sniff my camera lens. Once, a small boy even sat on my camera while it was laid on the ground.
They’re so adorable and I love seeing all their cheeky little personalities.