Saturday, February 25, 2012

Red Squirrel for Camera Critters


I was quite elated yesterday morning when I saw this little Red Squirrel on a tree branch mistakenly thinking that this squirrel sighting was an early sign of spring.
However I was mistaken. Accordingly to Bernd Heinrich in his book 'Winter World , Heinrich states that Red Squirrels can be active during any month of the winter. It is in the periods of intense winter cold that they curl up in underground tunnels to protect themselves from the overpowering cold of the winter season Now that I think about it I have seen Red Squirrels over the winter while driving down country and woods roads, sometimes a lucky squirrel will dart across the road to reach safety on the other side. That is why I call it a lucky squirrel as it often maneuvers to safety. An early sign of spring or not I found this sighting yesterday very refreshing

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9 comments:

eileeninmd said...

The red squirrels are pretty, I do not see them around here. Nice post and photos, have a great weekend!

Snap said...

We don't have red squirrels so this was a treat! Happy Critter Day!

VioletSky said...

Red squirrels are much cuter than their grey and black cousins.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful red squirrel.

Regards and best wishes

Gary said...

Only ground squirrels hibernate, and the red aquirrel is a tree squirrel. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pat said...

Such a cute little squirrel!

Cheryl said...

We don't see these much anymore. A sighting would absolutely make my day (as it did yours).

SquirrelQueen said...

He is so cute, you got some great shots. The Reds are like our Fox squirrels, they can be seen all through the winter months.

Denise said...

Your little red squirrel is so cute, and he makes a lovely header photo. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I've enjoyed my visit here. Have a great week.