Saturday, October 29, 2016

Eastern Grey Squirrel

I thought I would show you another pic of one of our black squirrels which are actually Eastern Grey Squirrels just showing a different colour. You can have a litter of baby squirrels with both grey & black ones. There are some small pockets in the city of white squirrels which are also Eastern Grey Squirrels. It seems to me that Toronto has more of the black ones these days and after our mild winter last year the population numbers are huge!
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

19 comments:

Tom said...

they are busy this time of year.

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous! my sis in wis has them in her yard.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

When I see your black squirrels Pat it brings to mind our black swans, both anomalies ☺ He's a sweet little creature.. with a very bushy tail!

Kate said...

You know, they are cute as can be but curmudgeon that I am, I think they are a scourge to our environment! Here is a poem about them that I rather like:


The Grey Squirrel - Poem by Humbert Wolfe

Like a small grey
coffee-pot,
sits the squirrel.
He is not

all he should be,
kills by dozens
trees, and eats
his red-brown cousins.

The keeper on the
other hand,
who shot him, is
a Christian, and

loves his enemies,
which shows
the squirrel was not
one of those.
Humbert Wolfe









Like a small grey
coffee-pot,
sits the squirrel.
He is not

all he should be,
kills by dozens
trees, and eats
his red-brown cousins.

The keeper on the
other hand,
who shot him, is
a Christian, and

loves his enemies,
which shows
the squirrel was not
one of those.
Humbert Wolfe

Gosia k said...

fantastic creature

bill burke said...

He's cute! Got to stock up for winter.

Cloudia said...

Fine little fellow, Pat!

Sharon Anck said...

He's a cute little critter.

Karen S. said...

Such a delightful little cutie!

William Kendall said...

They're such devious rascals!

Lowell said...

I like these a lot. Partly because they are so different from our little, scrawny, brown squirrels. We do have fox squirrels and they are cute, but that's about it.

Bill Nicholls said...

So cute, the Eastern Black squirrel, err grey

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Aw.. he is so cute. I'Ve never seen the black ones.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, cute squirrel. I have only seen a Black Squirrel once. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your Saturday and the weekend!

Taken For Granted said...

Fine squirrel shot. Surprised it held still long enough for you get the picture. Our squirrels are mostly a gray color, but never black. We also sometimes see red squirrels.

Revrunner said...

Saw one today along the C&O Canal busily munching away.

Phyllis Oller said...

They are rare here,we always remark about seeing one when we do,beautiful,I have a love/hate relationship with squirrels & my one collie,Mia,watches for them crossing the electric lines.She lets me know if they are headed for the bird feeder,haha,thanks for sharing,phyllis

GreenComotion said...

What a cutie!
Have a Happy Day, Pat.
Peace :)

Jack said...

I have never been a big fan of these guys. In Naples, if someone comes upon an injured squirrel, they can take it to the Conservancy, which will fix it up. Seems extreme for such a common wild animal.