Friday, April 10, 2009

Squirrels con't.

Some people are surprised when I show the Black Squirrels in my area. The Black and Grey Squirrels are the most prevalent squirrels we have. They have eliminated the Fox Squirrel from the city and you only see them in wood forest areas. This group of squirrels which were being feed by a kind person had three more Black Squirrels before they climbed the tree. Even the Boat tailed Grackle got in on this action.
This is a Black Squirrel on the sidewalk that was digging up something it had buried this past year. I got pretty close before it ran.
This Grey Squirrel at the base of a Pine Tree thought that something itched and was ready to scratch.
If they stay really stoic you can't see them in their mind. If they think you do see them off they go.
They sometimes have to check on you from the other side of the tree. He says "Surely you can't see me".
The squirrels of Kent, Ohio are so much fun. We even have a Black Squirrel festival each year in their honor.

19 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

The black ones really are cute... I have lots of gray ones up here---if you want some more. I also have OODLES of Chipmunks if you want some of them also!!!! ha ha

Happy Easter.
Betsy

Denise said...

Super shots! We don't have the black squirrels here. Always fun to come and look at yours.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great pics, FG! As usual. I love the one playing peek-a-boo!

Erin said...

oh i like the black squirrels. he looked all chubby and cute ^..^
i don't have any squirrels around the yard...think the neighborhood dogs keep them from coming around even though i am in the country.

have a wonderful easter.

Tina said...

FG, guess you are going to tease me with these great pics of that black squirrel..lol
I did look high and low for these guys while in Ohio...but only found the red squirrel you refer to as a fox squirrel..
:)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those Black squirrels are good looking critters.
Blesings,Ruth

Luke Wiley said...

They look well fed!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

My favorite subject!! Love all of these shots Tom. If I lived there I would have all of them from the neighborhood coming to visit as I would feed them all. :)

Michele said...

What I really like is the photos of the squirrels peeping around corners of trees and things, those ones always makes me chuckle...
You have a wonderful series of squirrel photos once more!

tipper said...

Love the black squirrels-I've never seen one in my area.

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, you are lucky to have so many squirrels in your area. And you always photograph them so well.
I wish you a very good Easter!

Willard said...

A good series on the squirrels, Tom. We don't have the black ones here for some reason.

Gina said...

Oh very cute pics..esp like the last one where he looks like he's peeking around the tree :D

Rhea said...

Those black ones are so unique looking. I've never seen them here in Texas.

Great photos! I love the hide-and-seek quality, and how they stand still thinking you surely can't see them. lol

NCmountainwoman said...

There were black squirrels in WI and I must say they sorta creeped me out. We have non-albino white squirrels here and they are always something of a shock when you see them. Cute photographs even though I am not a squirrel fan.

Carletta said...

I love the fourth one FG! He looks like he's waiting for you to go away. He looks like a little person standing there - so cute!

Mary said...

These are cute. Interesting to know that they have run off the Fox Squirrels. I live in a rural area and only have Fox Squirrels. I assumed they had run off the grey squirrels. I hope your black squirrels spread westward towards Indiana :-) Wonder what would happen if they bred with the white squirrels in Olney, IL? Polked Dot squirrels? LOL!

Marites said...

i find them cute:D the last pic is just the same action that a squirrel did on our way to a walk months ago.

Island Style said...

What a cute expression on the bottom..all neat shots of these guys-