Monday, January 21, 2013

Black Squirrel

Bird feeders not only attract birds but also squirrels who will spend hours trying to figure out a method of reaching the feeders to eat all the sunflower seeds. This little guy finally gave up and was busy eating any tidbits that the birds dropped. Black squirrels are actually genetic variants of the Eastern Grey Squirrel but in the Toronto area they seem to be much more prevalent that their grey cousins!

16 comments:

Karen said...

Cute little guy. We have more black squirrels than grey ones here in London too.

LĂșcia said...

This little squirrel is so cute!
I hope he has found enough food! ;-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love his bushy black tail, I was going to say I've never seen a black squirrel before Pat, but thinking about it I don't think I've seen any squirrels before!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

I have never seen a black squirrel, and had no idea they were variants of the Grey Squirrel, learn something new everyday. Thank you.

William Kendall said...

Good shot!

I do like them... except when they decide to take up residence in the walls of the house. Then they're a problem!

nyloncamera said...

Looks more like a little black piggy :)

Shaun Gibbs said...

You know what. Ive never seen one of these before then i see one on your post and one on my TV in the same day. Crazy huh.
Cool shot.

Deb said...

Grey squirrels are really tame over here, especially this time of year. Cute shot.

Sharon said...

This is a first for me. I don't think I've ever seen a black squirrel before.

Halcyon said...

We have a good mix in my neighborhood, but I hate them equally. ;)

Randy said...

Too cute.

Jack said...

None of these guys in Connecticut. If I could ship all of the gray squirrels up to you, I would.

llandudnopictures said...

It's very hard work for wild animals at this time of year, great shot!

EG CameraGirl said...

We have more black squirrels than grey here in East Gwillimbury too.

JM said...

Beautiful! Have never seen one of these.

wilf said...

I have never seen a black squirrel before, this is lovely. You sure did took its photo up close....