Saturday, May 08, 2010

Camera Critters

This "squirrrely" animal is called an Abert's or Tassell-eared Squirrel. My husband and I got these shots last month at Lookout Mountain Nature Center near Golden, CO. It had just snowed leaving a beautiful, white blanket on the ground.

Abert's are the only squirrels that don't put away a store of food for winter. You can see them out in the snow foraging for food. They live almost exclusively among Ponderosa Pines.

This tree-dwelling squirrel is unique in that it has long tufts of fur on its ears. From a distance, you might think it was a small rabbit. They range in color from pale brown to dark black. Cute little guys, aren't they?
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Kristin said...

Wonderful post. Very interesting. Didn't know about that. Thanks for the information. :-)

They are so adorable too. Lovely creatures.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful catch!

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eileeninmd said...

Cool looking squirrel! Great photos!

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking squirrel! Great photos!

Tina said...

thats so cool. he doesent seem phased by the snow at all does he.

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Denise said...

A new squirrel to me so thanks for sharing him. Cute little guy and two very enjoyable photos.

A Garden of Threads said...

It is a cute squirrel, a new one for me, thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Melanie said...

These photos are wonderful, they are so cute.

New York City Construction Accident Lawyer said...

That's a very interesting creature.


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