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!
Well isn’t he pretty! I’ve never seen a blonde squirrel… cool!
When I first saw him, I thought the sunlight was playing tricks on me. The color is definitely unnatural… not albino, but very lightly colored. Nothing I’d ever seen before either…
So cute! You got some really good photos of him. 🙂
Yes, I was so happy that I didn’t scare him away when I got closer so I could get a few pictures. He was one of the more cooperative squirrels I ran into that day…
What a gorgeous squirrel…..have never seen a blondie before either but he/she looks so soft and appears to have been very cooperative for photos. Probably was hoping for a peanut payment!
I’m sure it was hoping for a treat too, but I’d hate to get arrested for handing out candy to little squirrels in the park!
Wow. What a beautiful squirrel. Thank you for sharing.
Absolutely! I couldn’t wait to show this cutie off!
This cutie is special, very pretty!
Definitely! That color is so unique for our squirrels…
Obviously blondes DO have more fun. Now whether that’s because they are more friendly than squirrels of a different hue, or whether it’s the ‘blonde phenomenon’ where the blonde might have a warm wind where their brain ought to go (I’ve been accused of that, that’s how I came to know about the ‘phenomenon’. I maintain I was more friendly, because my brain is there. I’ve seen pictures).
I’m very much a brunette (Are guys brunettes, or so we just say we have dark hair?), but there’s probably some kind of sludge or toxic residue where my brain is supposed to be.
What a find Evil!! So lucky to have come across this little dude out and about.
Double lucky that I found him and he was willing to stay out and have his picture taken! Though if I guess when you get your fur dyed, you want to show it off!
Well if your lucky enough to see a squirrel with blonde fur and dark roots, you’ll know it’s him/her….🤣
That would be the prize of my collection!
Wow! I’ve never seen a blonde squirrel before. That’s crazy! From the title I was expecting a little bit of blonde but I was totally unprepared to see THAT!
I’ve seen enough blonde tailed squirrels to not be as excited when I see one anymore, but I couldn’t believe this guy was blonde all over! I’m really curious about why he looks like that… his fur looks extremely short even by summer standards. I hope he’ll grow out before winter gets here!
A blonde! How classy can you get?
And a natural blonde, I would assume.
Cute little fella. It comes out of a bottle though I expect…
Might as well go for the blue or pink if he’s gonna add some fake color…
We have a few khaki squirrels around here. None so blonde as yours, but definite relatives. Great pic.
Khaki! Yes, that’s what color he is. The tail is blonde, but the body is khaki. I hope nobody mistakes him for an animal cracker…
I’m sure he’s especially appealing to park predators with those blonde hairs.
He needs to be wary of both hawks and windowless vans…
Or black poodles, not that I’d ‘let’ her off her leash mind you 😈
He’d disarm Elsa with that radiant smile! I think……
Never trust a Ninja, smile or not. Just saying.
What a pretty boy…or girl! How do you sex squirrels?
Put some peanut butter out for my birds on the back deck – slathered it on a suet holder high up on the house, and wouldn’t you know, we had a squirrel sitting on our deck table, trying to figure out how to get at it. No way!
It can be hard to tell without a detailed search since squirrel genitals aren’t always obviously “out there.” I’m one of those people (those awful, awful people) who default to masculine pronouns for lack of any knowledge otherwise.
I’d give that squirrel a week to figure out how to get to it… no matter how far out of reach it is!
I never saw one quite that shade before either. He’s pretty.
The coloring certainly stood out. I’ll be looking for him the next time I go…