A bit later, I saw a squirrel running along the cable between two utility poles. In Los Angeles, I was accustomed to seeing rats use utility cables as a roadway, but I have never before seen a squirrel do it. But it reminded me of an event a few years ago, when there was still a maple tree in my front yard. It was during a heavy rainstorm with high winds. I looked out the window and saw a squirrel in a high branch of the maple, picking seed pods and eating the seeds while clinging to a branch that was swaying rapidly back and forth in the driving rain. The squirrel was either very bold, or very hungry.
I do enjoy watching the animals enjoy themselves.