Sunday, March 16, 2008

Feeling a little Squirrely?


The Gray Squirrels at Lake Parker are always on the lookout for a handout. They appear identical to their Pennsylvania brethren with the exception that they are only about one-half the size

14 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Is it stunted growth or their environment and issues there? I thought all gray squirrels are the same general size and color but may be wrong.

I do know that genetics and genes that mutate result in black gray squirrels which are almost more dramatic than the occasional albino ones. This one is a good looking squirrel.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That is one cute little critter! I am throughly enjoying this picture.

Old Wom Tigley said...

This as a cheeky look about it.. theone that I have befriended this winter is very tame around me now. It sits on my chair back at times. Eats from my hand, and will even knock on the windows to be let in.

ha! what have I started..

Misty Dawn said...

What a great capture! I think he's smiling at you!

Salty said...

Abe,
The size may be an example of Bergmann's Rule which broadly states that within a species, body mass increases with both latitude and colder climates.

One explanation is that the larger size animal has less surface area relative to its volume which in turn slows heat loss.

DeeMom said...

Great picture, what eyes he has

Shionge said...

This is so cute...looks as if he is taking a peek at us ;)

Very nice Salty :D

photowannabe said...

How did you know I was feeling a little bit squirrely? LoL.
I do like the composition of this shot and how the little guy is peeking out at you.

oldmanlincoln said...

Like plaque on your teeth, "I'm back." But this time to invite you over to see me in my new blonde wig.

You got to come back and take a look at me in my new blond wig.

fishing guy said...

Salty: Thanks for the visit. I enjoyed strolling through your sight. I love the squirrel picture. It does remind me of Abe's work. I'm getting excited about the fishing but the water is way too hard and way too cold.

Stacey Huston said...

Yeah, he looks entirely too friendly..could run you up and down a few times before you could think LOL Great shot but next time you better take some :)peanuts..Thanks for sharing

Meggie said...

Cute little bugger, Salty! Sharp shot! I think all ducks looks like mallards to me...I'm no help, I know....sorry!

Sand said...

What a wide eyed little guy. He looks like he is up to something.

Kekiinani said...

Thanks for making me smile!! :) This is such a cute shot. I love it!! :) :)