Don’t I Know You?

No, I don’t associate with your kind. Now please bring out more nuts!

In some of the post-early February snowstorm pics I took, I noticed one of the squirrels had a pretty prevalent ear notch.  Had this been at the local park, I’d have thought nothing of it since so many of the squirrels there have, what I assume are very unnatural chunks missing from their ears.  But the only squirrel I can ever recall in my yard who sported an ear notch was the one I captured several times last year…

Here’s that squirrel looking awfully cute (and frozen) after a February snow last winter…


And again during a much warmer day in late August…

Too hot, too cold! Can we stop playing with the thermostat please!

Definitely the same squirrel in those two pics… but then I noticed that this year’s squirrel has the ear notch in his LEFT ear rather than his RIGHT like the one I recalled!

Hey! Can you come out here and shovel the rest of this crap up?

So now I apparently have two notched squirrels lingering around, a righty and a lefty!  At least I hope so since I haven’t actually seen Righty since the calendar flipped.  This week’s Saturday Squirrel, brought to you by the Emo Squirrels Society…

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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24 Responses to Don’t I Know You?

  1. Rivergirl says:

    Mirror image squirrels!

  2. noelleg44 says:

    How cool you have a way to identify them. I always used the tails.

    • I’ve had a few squirrels with unique tails over the years, but I can’t pick most of them apart. Even the ear notches don’t work, because I can see them when I’m using my camera, but my nearsightedness won’t pick up on that detail while just watching from afar…

  3. Willow Croft says:

    I love squirrels! I was worried because I hadn’t seen my flame-coloured squirrel in a little while, and then it showed up with a buddy yesterday! Yay!

  4. Very cute. 🙂 I don’t know much about squirrel territory distribution, but could these two have migrated from a park where ear-notch tracking is occurring? (We did the right ear notch; let’s switch to left 😉 ).

    • They certainly didn’t come from the main park, since that’s too far away. Unless my city is secretly transplanting squirrels from the park in random neighborhoods! Come to think of it, the city’s not a fan of some of the rabblerousers in my subdivision, so we may be a primary target!

  5. Eek! Looks like maybe Freddy Krueger has moved into your neighborhood.

  6. Maybe the squirrels have been victims of the old “got my ear pierced but got in a fight and the guy (squirrel) pulled my earring out and it injured my ear!” thing. No? Don’t think that’s it? Well maybe not. Just an idea.


  7. draliman says:

    With no easy access to earrings, notches are the best they can do.

  8. mydangblog says:

    He’s telling all the other squirrels that the paparazzi won’t leave him alone!

  9. Matching squirrels! How adorable.

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