A few weeks ago, I was coming home from a doctor’s appointment when I turned on to my street and nearly ran over one of the most unusual looking squirrels I have ever seen. His tail looked like something that should belong to a raccoon with its grey and light orange stripes! I kept a sharp lookout for this squirrel over the next few days because I obviously had to get some pictures of it to share with my rodent
loving tolerating public.
Unfortunately, this unusually marked sciurine had apparently claimed the first few yards on my street as his sole territory, and never got close enough for me to get really good photos of. Walking down the street to bring the subject closer to me didn’t help, especially with all the dead foliage on the ground… it just spooked him off. So you’ll have to make do with images that look like they were taken from the Hubble Telescope… but they should suffice nonetheless in capturing this bizarrely furred critter that is one of my more fashionably freaky Saturday Squirrels ever!
As you can see from the above photo, the reason for the lighter tail markings appear to be a lack of fur in those areas. The blonde sections are much thinner since they are lacking the signature thick, grey fur squirrels normally sport on their waggers. Like my previous friend Foxy, this squirrel has likely since grown in that missing fur which is why I haven’t seen that unforgettable tail scampering around the neighborhood lately. But at least he looked freakishly cute for a little while, and I was able to immortalize his fashion forward look with a few far off, but still quite flattering pics of the one and only squirrelcoon…
Have a great weekend everyone!