So this morning as plumtreeblossom
and I were drinking our coffee and eating our muffins on her second-floor balcony, a particularly courageous squirrel showed up on the railing and hung out watching us. plumtreeblossom
proposed the entirely plausible theory that it was interested in our muffins, and tossed some muffin crumbles towards it (about halfway between it and us). Sure enough, it came and checked them out, ate the smaller crumbs off the decking, and took a large piece under a wicker loveseat to devour at leisure. We tossed it some more, and it came and sat and ate in the open no more than a yard from me for a while, and then took its bounty back up on the railing and ate watching us for a while. Then it bounded off the railing into a tree.
Yay for city critters!