Friday, April 11, 2014

Let's get squirrely!

This is Squirrel Week, according to John Kelly of The Washington Post. Since our neighborhood is overrun with Eastern Gray Squirrels, we thought we'd share a few pictures of one of the critters who is different from all the rest. It's called a "blond" Eastern Gray Squirrel, because of its tan coat and nearly white tail. Mike says it's the first one he's ever seen, though some folks claim they're not all that rare in other parts of Florida.

One thing's for sure: ours doesn't like to have his picture taken. He gets downright . . . well, squirrely, for want of a better term. (M likes the word squirrely and says it's very descriptive of lots of beings. He says squirrels learn to act that way when they're quite young and their parents tell them, "Be sure to run both ways when you cross the street!")

Anyway, here's what we got:

Happy Squirrel Week, everybuddy!