Monday, October 6, 2008

Feeling a Little Squirrely Today

The reason I'm feeling squirrely is that I've been seeing a lot of these little guys. This is a poser from the golf course last Friday. A Fox Squirrel showing off. I didn't know the reason. Well here it is, he is Rocky the flying squirrel. He really was making tracks or not.
This little gray was in the neighbors driveway posing on a rock.
He decided to scoot and I got one more shot before he flew away.
The final one is a Black squirrel in the back yard. Get a load of the prize he has found. Note the eggplant in the garden behind him. They are they same color.
He took one look at me and thought better of the situation.
Away he flew to the neighbors fence for the last bite.
This squirrel in the flower garden is easy to capture. He is rather stoic and never flies away.

39 comments:

Darla said...

Great pics. I have never seen a black squirrel, other than the stoic ones........

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great pictures. I especially like the black squirrel with the mushroom.
I had never seen a black squirrel until you posted one awhile back. Before that, if I had seen one, I wouldn't have believed it was a squirrel!

Lapa37 said...

Very nice that is the first time I have seen a black squirrel.He was beautiful.

TSannie said...

I've seen mayby 2 fox squirrels here in CT and NEVER have I seen black squirrel. If I'm honest, I must admit I didn't know there was such a squirrel. Great photos!

Paz said...

LOL! So cute! Love all your pics.

paz

Shionge said...

I spotted quite a lot of squirrels when i was in the States and it would be a gem to catch one here FG ;)

Luke Wiley said...

skillful squirrels captures!

The Birdlady said...

You got some great ones! The first is so funny!

Stacey Huston said...

Great pictures, Love the action shot.. lol

CINDY BUCKLEY said...

The squirrel eating the mushroom is a wonderful shot! I love it.

Leora said...

I love the squirrel flying. So cool.

The last one, the squirrel statue: that's the only one I'd be able to capture with my camera.

Didn't know squirrels came in black.

Leedra said...

I have never seen a black squirrel. He is special.

pnfphotography said...

I have never seen such a dark squirrel before he or she is amazing.... I have seen grey ones and redish ones but never a black coated one... amazing critters...and a delight to watch.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Wonderful shots. First time I see a Black Squirrel. I donn't think we have them here in Norway. Thanks for sharing :-)

Jack and Joann said...

Black squirrels? Who knew that they even existed. Pretty darn handsome folks. The squirrel in photo one looks like he has his paws folded in prayer: "In the name of the Father,Son and Holy Ghost....please Lord keep Fishing Guy safe, he's my meal ticket and friend.

Salty said...

Nice collection of squirrels! We have both fox and gray in our area but no black.

I really like the shot of the black with the mushroom.

Shellmo said...

That first photo made me laugh w/ that squirrels pose - almost like he's begging! I've noticed the squirrel activity increase in my yard too.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say greetings from the north coast. We in Lakewood get lots of black squirrels. It is nice to see a blogger from Ohio. I love your blog. Good luck and God bless.

Dorothy said...

Wow! What a good collection of squirrely photos!!! They are so funny to watch. The black one is rare, isn't he? My favorite is the one you caught in mid-air as he was running!!!!

Craver Vii said...

I haven't seen many red (Fox) squirrels here. They were all over, when we lived in Chicago. Those are my favorite, but we mostly see gray squirrels 'round here.

But I have never seen a live black squirrel. My guess is that they are just as skittish as the grays.

Fun post... the stoic fella was a nice addition.

tipper said...

Love black squirrel-we don't have any black ones around here. Love the flying pic too.

Warren Baker said...

Hey FG,
I was feeling a bit squirrely myself today, check it out!

PS thanks for the tip about your friends bird blog.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

The black squirrel hugging the mushroom is priceless! What a splendid photo... my favorite by all time!
Great photos... I thoroughly enjoyed them all!

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

That is so cool! I have never seen a black squirrel before! It must be a northern thing1 All of our squirrels are reddish brown or gray.

Cool pics!

Blessings!
Lacy

walk2write said...

Fascinating pic of the black squirrel eating the mushroom! I had no idea there were black squirrels or that squirrels even ate mushrooms. Do you suppose that variety of mushroom is edible by humans, i.e., not poisonous? I know for sure that morels are safe, but other than that I'm not too keen on trying any. And morels are only available for a few weeks each year.

Marie said...

nice photos :)
I have never seen a Black squirrel before :)

John said...

FG, Great series, love the action shot.

AppleDebbie said...

Wonderful photos... the black squirrel has a beautiful fur coat!

Carletta said...

Hey FG!
I really squirrely post! LOL!
The black squirrel with the mushroom was a real find.
I do love Rocky though.

Liquid said...

How adorable!
Wonder if they know squirrel season is approaching?

I LOVE the black one!
I've never seen one of those!

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Ms. Hays said...

Oh My Gosh - I've never seen nor heard of a BLACK squirrel - Seriously! It freaked me out as I scrolled through your photos today! We don't have black ones here in SE Missouri!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I really enjoyed this post. I don't get squirrels in my yard. I've never seen a black squirrel before. How cool!

Mom2boys said...

Those are great shots.

Denise said...

Ho, ho, ho! Maybe your black squirrel is a little squirrelly because he ate one too many 'shrooms? I adore squirrels and you've taken some beauties. A great collection!

kjpweb said...

They are always funny. But I think the last one tricked you! ;)
Cheers, Klaus

Capt. Ben said...

Love the flying squirrel! Nice and sharp for an action pic. Very convincing "flight."

Misty Dawn said...

Ahhhh Black Squirrels = Home Sweet Home! THANKS for this!

Dina said...

Wow,these are great squirrel action photos! What fun.

Louise said...

Love these black ones! They are more regal and less cute than red and grey squirrels. Terrific captures of all!