Friday, January 31, 2014


One morning last May, a couple of very young Eastern Fox Squirrels (Sciurus niger) were fooling around in the elm tree outside my kitchen window.  There were four altogether, the other two were less independent and were staying close to their nest in the tall spruce at the other side of the yard.

So much fun racing around the branches on a warm spring day.

These little mutts were about 30 cm/12 inches long, from nose to tip of tail; about half the size of an adult. 

Very cute.


  1. Look at those two! So cute! Spring is in the air.

    1. My neighbour Marian hates squirrels and gets quite annoyed with me for putting peanuts out...

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    1. Thanks BB. I think fox squirrels have the cutes faces.