Saturday, December 6, 2014

Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel

Most of the squirrels in my neighbourhood are BLACK but occasionally a grey squirrel  turns up.  Apparently they are members of the same family and a mother squirrel can have both black and grey kids. Squirrels in my yard are fun to watch...unless they learn how to jump onto our bird feeders. Then they begin to become BIG piggies and are not welcome.

This one was living in a conservation area where food is so abundant that he/she needs to spend a few weeks attending Weight Watchers, dontcha think?

I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

45 comments:

Phil Slade said...

Yes, I have mixed feelings about those fellas. Good to watch but not when they wreck the bird feeders or displace our native Red Squirrel of the UK.

Andy said...

I have a squirrel proof bird feeder. It has save me a bundle of $$$. I also have a special feeder for squirrels. Black and grey ones here. They are fun to watch when more than one shows up.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Mr. Chubby is all set for winter, isn't he!
We don't have black squirrels; just fox (red) and grey squirrels.

Revrunner said...

Should survive the winter if he's not eaten. :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Chubby little cutie.. hmmm! Weightwatchers sounds like a plan, and I'm not talking about the squirrel :)

Donna said...

I love how we have the reverse...gray squirrels abound and an occasional black squirrel shows up....we have a black squirrel now and he has been here for at least 2 yrs now.

♥♥AGATA♥♥ AGATUSZKA♥♥ said...

Have a nice day

eileeninmd said...

Ha, it is a chunky looking squirrel.. Well fed! I only see the gray squirrels here. Great shot! Thank you for linking up your post. Have a happy weekend!

William Kendall said...

This devious rascal looks in good shape for the winter!

Montanagirl said...

Yup, he looks pretty chubby!

Michelle said...

That is a healthy squirrel :) I always see gray squirrels and would love to see some black ones around here.

Shammickite said...

Nice fluffy tail, that should keep him cosy and warm all winter!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I have only seen ONE black squirrel in my entire lifetime. Lucky you to tell us all that you seem them most of all.

Cute critter share.

And loved your backyard fences on the Bay too!!

Sandra said...

I like seeing all the different types and colors of squirrels, each region is so different. ours are all gray but they are so small compared to yours and others i see.

Birdman said...

OK, this is getting a bit trying.
(you might want to delete below) I hate squirrels.
BANG!

Margaret Adamson said...

weigh watchers for Squirrels! Now that did give me a laugh. Great shot. Have a lovely weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

Cute! They always make me smile. We don't get black squirrels but lots of cousins of this little fella.

Karen S. said...

Oh yes, the bittersweet thoughts of these dear little creatures. I am beginning to enjoy them more outside of my own yard!

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic shot of the Squirrel!

artmusedogs and carol
Happy Weekend to you

TexWisGirl said...

haha saw birdman leave the same comment at revrunner's place today. :)

bubba's northern cousin! :)

Linda W. said...

Nice shot! We have gray squirrels where I live.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I don't go to the extreme as Birdman but do dislike them for the obvious reason - bird feeder raiding.

Halcyon said...

Or when they get in your attic and start nesting there! It's hard for me to find these guys cute knowing firsthand how much havoc they wreak!

Leovi Leovi said...

Very beautiful squirrel! Great photo!

Sylvia K said...

Love your squirrel!! There is a family of four that have breakfast, lunch and dinner on the window sill in front of my desk -- yep, we eat together! They dine on seeds and peanuts and I make do with whatever is left!!

Cloudia said...

Fine fellow!


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Lowell said...

This little guy looks a lot like the ones we have here in our yard...albeit a bit chubbier and it has a fluffier tail. Cute though. I've not yet figured out a way to keep these rodents out of a bird feeder! Aargh!

Malyss said...

You make me smile ! Even a little fat , it remains a cute little boy !

Ela said...

Lovely post and a sweet photo :))

Giga said...

I love squirrels, and this is beautiful. Regards.

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're adorable, but they can be a pest.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I like watching the squirrels as long as they know to leave my feeders alone. We have the grey ones here as well.

Viola said...

The squirrel is awesome! How fun that she can have kids with differenr colors, black/grey.
:)

Jack said...

We seem to have only gray squirrels in CT and FL. I am no fan of squirrels. I put them up there with gulls and pigeons.

RedPat said...

It always seems that the grey ones have such luxurious tails. Love the shot!

Chandra said...

Tina - this baby is a cutie!

Peace :)

Stephanie said...

Lovely image!

Randy said...

What a cutie!

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

I think hes cute :)

NatureFootstep said...

a cute one that looks healthy. Strange but I have not seen many sqirrals at all this year :(

Felicia said...

yep he is a bit chubby.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a cutie, and he does indeed look very well fed! :-)

Anvilcloud said...

Last week I saw a black one with grey patches.

Lina Gustina said...

Looks so cute and healthy!
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Susan Anderson said...

I think I've expressed my feelings about squirrels to you before:

cure but cunning creatures.

And they once destroyed my roof and kitchen ceiling.

=)

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