Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fox Squirrel Looking at You!


The Fox Squirrel is more elongated than a regular squirrel. It has a fine bushy tail. Generally, its colors are white and black or a brownish color and white. When it runs it looks like a fox, especially when seen from a distance. In my experience, Fox Squirrels are not quite as skittish around humans as are other varieties of squirrel and will often approach looking for a handout.

21 comments:

silvia de angelis said...

Simpaticissima creatura
Un sorriso,silvia

Small City Scenes said...

What a silly looking Squirrel----interesting
MB

Marleen said...

Gosh Lowell, what a beautiful photo! It posed for you and even smiled a bit (or so it seems that way haha). I haven't seen a Fox Squirrel before, it's a beautiful creature.

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, such a cutie !

Vicki said...

I love it! I've never seen a fox squirrel. Or maybe I did and just didn't know it was a squirrel. It's cute!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo e muito bem apanhado.
Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I don't think I've seen/noticed one up so close before. What a poser.

Janis
GDP

Tom said...

...a Fox Squirrel, now that's a new one for me!

Andy said...

Don't have any here so this guy looks so strange to me.

magiceye said...

Cute squirrel. Beautifully captured!

RedPat said...

At first I thought you had done some photoshop work on a squirrel. I've never heard of these guys. What an unusual creature!

William Kendall said...

Rather cute!

Sharon Anck said...

This one looks like he's sizing you up! You got a great photo of this little guy. I've not seen one before.

Taken For Granted said...

Lowell, fine wildlife photo. You caught this fox squirrel just right. We do not have this variety of squirrel around here, so I am happy to see one. Your assumption on my blog today is correct, but the car is not new. I've had it for years.

bill burke said...

What an unusual looking squirrel. Never heard of the fox squirrel.

Shammickite said...

I have never heard of this creature. Are you sure you're not making this up?????

Kay said...

This is a new one to me. And what a fine poser he is! Great portrait!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super shot Lowell! I've never seen a fox squirrel before so once again you have broadened my horizons 😀

orvokki said...

Never seen Fox Squirrels, it really doesn't look a normal squirrel.

Maria Rodrigues said...

Yes, he is looking at us.
Great shot.
Hugs
Maria from
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stardust said...

Fox squirrel is new to me. The unique face and interesting pose made me wonder if it was a primate, but now I know it a squirrel. Wish you and your family a glorious May, Lowell.

Yoko

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson