Amber Waves Of Tail

So much for the art of camouflage…

You have to look really close to actually see the squirrel part of this week’s Saturday Squirrel photo…. but he’s there.  And if you need additional help to find him… look at the other end of that giant glowing tail that is nowhere near as hidden as the rest of his body.  If you’ve seen enough grey squirrels, you will undoubtedly run across those whose tail fur is much lighter than you’d normally expect… which is usually a temporary effect as the thicker grey fur grows back in.  And that blonde look is only enhanced when the sunlight illuminates what little is there in a pathetic attempt to cover up the wiry rat tail that all squirrels actually have beneath their fluffy fur.  Hopefully, for his sake, this squirrel will grow in that darker fur on his own since gray hair dye is understandably not commonly found on most store shelves…

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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15 Responses to Amber Waves Of Tail

  1. I think Squirrelmart has a sale this weekend on hair dye……..Seriously though that’s a very cool capture thanks to the sun.

    Pam

  2. Very cool bottlebrush tail. Happy Saturday.

  3. draliman says:

    Is he upside down? If I was upside down I’d get a rush of blood to the head and fall off. I’m not a squirrel, though.

    • He is upside down, which isn’t that unusual for squirrels…. or even squirrels in that particular tree at that particular moment. I was taking pictures of this squirrel when I lost track of him, and while panning around to try and find him again stumbled upon Batsquirrel!

  4. Wow. Nice art shot. Love the light through the fur.

    I saw a skinny tailed baby last summer with a kink tailed sibling. I don’t know if they lasted through the winter. The tree tops are full of squirrels but only a few regulars (the huge squirrels) come up close on the back deck.

    • Young squirrels have such weird looking tails before the fur fully grows in. That’s how I wound up with the raccoon tailed squirrel a few years ago who had clumps of fur intermittently along his tail…

  5. What a terrific tail! Love the way the light comes through and the tail looks almost transparent.

    • The fur is extremely light colored, which has to be a sunlight trick since I don’t think its tail was quite that blonde. Since this was the photo right before the upside down hanging squirrel in my folder, I kinda forgot about this one and didn’t really notice how neat that tail looks until I discovered it again Friday….

  6. Trisha says:

    That’s a really cool photo! It almost looks like the tail is growing on the tree.

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