I have often complained about the lack of variety when it comes to the squirrels in my neck of the woods. It appears we have all common greys in this locale. And while that doesn’t mean there aren’t shades of brown and red and even tinges of gold in their coats, the squirrels here all essentially look the same.
Not this guy I ran into at the park last week. He was quite literally the squirrel of a different color.
The tail itself was out and out blonde. Squirrel tails can look orange or even gold (or really weird) when the fur on them is molting or growing in… but this squirrel’s actual tail fur WAS blonde. I’d never seen that before.
And that jives with the fact that his body fur is also a very light color… almost tan! Not that he seems to have much in the way of fur… that may be more his skin color than anything showing through that crew cut. But it’s safe to say I’ve never seen such a light colored squirrel before… he stuck out like a sore thumb.
You don’t have to hide from me, Blondie. I’m just here to capture your beauty for this week’s Saturday Squirrel. But I do worry about your ability to hide from real life predators…
I hope you enjoyed this rather unique cutie!
Have a great weekend everyone!