Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fox Squirrel



First of all, I apologize for the poor quality of these photos. But fox squirrels are really goofy and do not stay still for more than a second at a time. I've posted photos of these squirrels before when I first made their acquaintance, about 5-6 years ago.

They are cute, but very sneaky. When you're not watching, they will burglarize your golf cart and make off with whatever goodies you may have stored there. They especially like chocolate bars with peanuts.

The reason they are called fox squirrels is because they look similar to a fox when they run.



21 comments:

Bibi said...

Oh, very cute, little thief or not. Like monkeys in India. A friend, when in India, surprised a monkey that had entered her room through the window. (Always close your window....) It was holding a package of potato chips. They looked at each other in total surprise, then the monkey flung the bag out the window to his accomplice, and left.

Re: my post. I've only tasted one mulberry and didn't like it. May be better in jam....

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo e muito bem apanhado.
Um abraço e tenha um bom dia.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Andy said...

Be careful Lowell... I hear that these squirrels go after nutty people. ;-)

silvia de angelis said...

Graziosissime creature, che ho molto apprezzato nelle tue foto..
Un saluto,silvia

Tom said...

..cute little critter!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Cute nature photo.

Janis
GDP

Kate said...

Cute, but I am a curmudgeon when squirrels are around. They are dirty, messy, destructive, and unwelcome guests in our yard. Their "cuteness" makes them even more evil!!

Sharon Anck said...

These are great shots of this enterprising fellow. I think he's wondering what you have hidden in your cart....or your pockets.

Vicki said...

I really like squirrels. I've had a lot of them in my yard over the years because of so many trees, but have never had a problem with them.

Marleen said...

Don't worry about the quality of the photos, both are lovely and show what a curious critter it is!

William Kendall said...

That's one kind we don't have here. So cute!

RedPat said...

It certainly is an intelligent looking creature!

Taken For Granted said...

I see this cute little guy has posed nicely for you. Two good portraits resulted. But as you say, they are sneaky so I would not leave any food out that is not intended for them.

Michelle said...

You have captured a charming creature! I love its expression!

magiceye said...

Loved the 1st pic!

Kay said...

They sound like our local deer. Big, innocent looking eyes. Perky ears. Sweet looking animals. Our gentle seeming deer will ravage a garden and call all their friends. Your squirrels probably network and identify the golf carts with the best treats.

Katmom said...

Certainly not shy,, in fact, looks like he is hamming it up for the photo-op! lol!

Karl Demetz said...

Cute little guy !

Small City Scenes said...

Peek a boo---I am so cute---hahaha
MB

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a very sweet food burglar Lowell 😀

Petrea Burchard said...

Cutie pie!

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