One thing I love about going through a fresh batch of photos I took on one of my squirrel watching expeditions is that I’m never quite sure what I got until I get the pics uploaded and comb through the results. I’m more worried about actually getting the squirrel in the picture and not screwing it up to notice most of the minor details in real time. When I got towards the end of my bounty, there were a handful of photos featuring the squirrel you see above… and as soon as they popped up on my screen I got a big smile and said, “Shorty!!!”
No, I don’t think that squirrel is some rapper’s girlfriend… he just reminded me of one of the squirrels fellow sciurine enthusiast Trisha has taken many pictures of in her backyard that she’s dubbed Shorty due to his shorter than average length tail. While the original Shorty’s abnormality appears to be the result of some unfortunate tail shortening accident one might expect to happen to Buster, this distant cousin of his at my park seems to have a smaller tail by design…
Well, you know what they say about squirrels, small tail, big….. er, big cuteness!
Have a great weekend, everyone!