Saturday, April 13, 2019

A Bad Hair Day

Spring is not the most attractive time of year for squirrels when they are shedding their winter coats and preparing for a nice new summer one. This poor girl had better hope that we don't get some very cold weather or she will be feeling the chill a lot!
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

20 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Never seen that look on any squirrel in my area.

Andy said...

I am guessing the poor guy has the mange, a disease caused by microscopic mites.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,


She is a cute squirrel. Even with a bad hair day. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Great photo ~ never saw this shedding before ~ I was amazed at the black squirrels when I visited ~ she is sweet ~ bad hair or not ~

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Carol Henstra said...

I too have not seen the sheading of the squirrel. I guess in the country they buzz around so fast one never notices. As we have been having sort a wintery half Spring so far.

Sharon said...

Andy might be right. This one might have a bigger problem than just shedding. Poor thing. Hopefully it has a warm place to hide.

s.c said...

A cutie again. I love them with or without hair.

William Kendall said...

So cute!

Taken For Granted said...

Always pleased to see these black squirrels. They don't live around here.

Tom said...

...everyday is a bad hair day for me, I hope that I don't have the mange!

bill burke said...

A cute squirrel, I've never seen a squirrel like this ever. Hope s/he is enjoying the morsel of food.

Adam Jones said...

Look at the length of that tail. What a cutie.

Kay said...

I think I agree with Andy. This looks like more than a shed. I hope I'm wrong.

Jenn Jilks said...

So sad! It does look like mange. Gosh.
BTW, in response to your comment....
Minks are terrible RedPat! A fox will take its prey away, kill it and/or eat it elsewhere. But it takes time to stash them. Minks just go in and kill as much as they can. They are wicked little things!

Catalyst said...

Awwwww.

Betty J. Crow said...

Poor little critter :(

Anu said...

Cute.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh dear, poor wee thing 😉 I didn't realise that this even happened Pat, love learning something new every day ✨

21 Wits said...

He will be handsome again soon!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely squirrels;-)