Brown Noser

Why is everyone laughing at me?

In the literal sense of the term, a grey squirrel is in fact not grey…. not entirely, at least.  Outside of white squirrels and black squirrels (both of which are mutations of the grey species), grey squirrels aren’t the least bit monochrome in fur color.  Their overall outer coat appears to be anywhere from light to dark grey, with some tinges of brown and even orange interspersed.  Their underbellies are very light shades of almost white, with a hint of “tabby stripes” if they’re positioned the right way.  Their tails typically have a lighter colored ring around the fringes.  And grey squirrels almost universally have a very light brownish ring around their eyes.  All work together to give the common grey squirrel its adorably cute visage…

But genetics have a way of adding little individual quirks to everyone’s look… and that even applies to squirrels.  Their differences from the norm are usually very subtle, but sometimes they’re as plain as the nose on your face….. or, say, the nose on this squirrel’s face.  His abnormal discoloration is somewhat extreme for squirrels, featuring a much darker brow when compared to his base color, which also extends in a semi ring around his nose.

And then there’s the…… well, mustache, I guess.

squirrel mustache

Don’t make fun of me!!! I’m cute, dammit!!

Don’t worry, little guy.  I did not write this post to mock you, only to show that even in physical differences there is beauty, and this week’s Saturday Squirrel is quite dashing with his hipster “facial hair.”  At least I hope that is your natural color and you weren’t scrounging in the trash can for a deadly chocolate bar… or even worse, a half used bottle of Just For Men.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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15 Responses to Brown Noser

  1. draliman says:

    Maybe he got his snout stuck in the chocolate milk.

  2. ‘Somebody’ looks like they got their nose stuck in a bottle. How’s that Worchestershire sauce bottle from the garbage bin taste?

  3. I bet the fur around his nose is actually lightly singed. He was probably mixing potions (which squirrels are known to do), and the chemicals he was measuring exploded in his face. At least he was wearing his eye protection!

    On another note, I can’t tell you how nice it is to spend a Saturday morning reading about squirrels. Very peaceful and fun.

    • Yes, evil squirrels are very well known for working with dangerous chemicals! Saturdays and squirrels have gone well together for five years a round here now… I think they are the perfect weekend escape.

  4. Just like gray wolves, but smaller. And not so pack-oriented. Pity they don’t howl, though, isn’t it?

  5. I think he just forgot to wipe his mouth off after finishing his breakfast hot cocoa.

    Pam

  6. Merbear74 says:

    It looks too natural…

  7. Trisha says:

    Wow, I’ve never seen anything like that! You sure get some interesting color variations there. At my house, that little guy would be named Ringo for the ring around his snout.

    • That’s a pretty clever name! This dude was at the park, so he isn’t in my neighborhood… which also means he isn’t the squirrel who fried himself on my transformer yesterday……. which also Bustered my 8 year old desktop. So I’m typing on this little laptop until I can get my new computer set up tomorrow…

      • Trisha says:

        Oh no! A fried squirrel and a dead computer? Yikes, sounds like a real dark day there! RIP to both. 😢

        BTW, we now have a squirrel named Bill. It’s a bold little guy that my son has been taming. He climbs up on Daniel’s lap to get peanuts. I told Daniel he needed to name him and he decided on Bill. I’ll try to get some photos but he’s really grabby and fast!

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