Squirrel STyle

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 4 April 2017 in Animal & Insect.

I spotted this little oddball in the woods and instantly knew I had a STar on my hands. Happy Silly Tuesday !!

NIKON D7200 1/60 second F/5.3 ISO 1250 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, I'm told we have black squirrels in the UK but I've not seen them . . and this is something else !!

4 Apr 2017 9:07am

@Ronnie 2¢: A hybrid, maybe? Probably a strange form of transitional fur that I was lucky enough to see.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle prise ! il est très beau !

4 Apr 2017 10:00am

@Martine Libouton: Merci!

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

This is stylish! I see a new trend starting.

4 Apr 2017 10:48am

@beach: Yes, I can just imagine the high school hallways now...

omid from mashhad, Iran

so cute! :)

4 Apr 2017 10:55am

@omid: I will tell him you said so!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I thought black squirrels were only found in Princeton, NJ (or so Princeton would have us believe!) But have never seen one with a tail like this one!!! Happy ST

4 Apr 2017 2:21pm

@Ruthiebear: Princeton will have to share the geography with parts of Northwest and Northeast USA and Northeast Canada, as well as the UK ;-) ... any time I have posted a pic of a black squirrel here, I have been amused by the reactions from around the planet of total shock. Most folks see the grey ones. The black squirrel flourishes in Toronto but as you leave the metropolitan areas you don't see them anymore. Must be lots of snacks for them here. Thanks, Ruthie.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

A beautiful original specimen ! nice capture Rick !

4 Apr 2017 2:23pm

@Anna Cherer: A little furtive behind that foliage, but I couldn't get a clear shot so this had to do. Yes, quite a tail. Thanks a lot, Anna.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I bet it has a STartling tail to tell :)

4 Apr 2017 5:09pm

@grouser: I always enjoy your linguiSTic maSTery on Silly Tuesdays, mister g.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An intereSTing black squirrel with its eye-catching tail!! Great spotting!

4 Apr 2017 6:04pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven!

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

That's wild! Happy Belated Silly Tuesday

5 Apr 2017 7:14am

@Mooie: No collar, harness, leash... truly wild! Cheers.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh c'est la première fois que j'en vois un ainsi

5 Apr 2017 1:20pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

That's a great find.

5 Apr 2017 5:38pm