#48 – An Okie From Muskogee

I don’t travel much, and haven’t ventured outside of the local area in seven years.  Thus, the majority…. no, almost every one of my squirrel photos features sciurines from either my neighborhood or the local park.  For the rare exceptions, there was a squirrel I got a single photo of outside my hotel in Minnesota in 2011…. and then there’s this handsome fellow who I chose as my #48 Saturday Squirrel of all time.

The first thing you’ll notice about this squirrel is that, unlike every other critter of mine you’ve ever seen on this blog, he isn’t just a basic gray color.  This guy’s got the orangeish colored underbelly going, and is a bit larger than the squirrels I’m used to.  I captured these photos of him in the backyard of the host of an annual get-together of some of my friends from the Millionaire message board (Which I attended from 2010-2014), and this hardy fellow is a native Oklahoman from the city of Norman, home of the University of Oklahoma.


Gotta get that good stuff!

I will get there!

Do you mind?

Don’t worry, though many people who put out birdseed get a bit…… bent out of shape when the squirrels try to feed their own hunger from the stash, rest assured that my host did not mind.  In fact, she put it out hoping to attract squirrels… and as one of the key people who inspired my creation of Evil Squirrel, she was fully aware of my sciurine fascination.

All for ME!!!

I’ll just shake some of this out of this silly contraption…



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15 Responses to #48 – An Okie From Muskogee

  1. they are very cool animals.. and I wonder in what positions they can eat… I can not even eat properly while hanging in a car, so… applause…

  2. randomlyerin says:

    That looks like the common tree rats, I mean squirrels, we have here. They love nothing more than to torment Dog Blossom.

  3. He/she is pleasingly plump…..maybe eating for two? I think this squirrel you captured on film knew they were going to be the star of a photo series and made sure to show off properly for YOU! We have a large feeder in the backyard and it can hold three (yes 3) squirrels hanging from their toes each with their own little feeding tray – problem is between three fat squirrels and a BIG feeder that holds a lot of seed – it’s not long before the wrought iron stake that holds the feeder gets bent to the ground. OOPS.


  4. noelleg44 says:

    Smart little buggers, aren’t they?

  5. He looks just like the Mile High City hoodlums…right down to committing larceny of filching the bird feeders.

  6. Kismet says:

    Shame on that squirrel for stealing bird food.

  7. Trisha says:

    He is an interesting squirrel with that reddish underside! I wonder if the squirrels in that part of the country can interbreed with fox squirrels or some other variety of squirrels? The squirrels here all have pure white tummies. He looks very adept at feeder raiding too!

    • I always thought the bigger, orange-tinged ones were fox squirrels until being corrected by someone who knows more about sciurines than me. They seem to be peppered around the Midwest… via my followers I can place them in Oklahoma, Nebraska and Ohio. But I get the same old gray colored ones you get… though I remember your squirrels seemed to have more white patches to them!

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