Sunday, November 10, 2013

One Plus One, Equals Cute

 
Black squirrels are quite rare. 
Black Squirrels number only 1 in 10,000 squirrels found throughout North America.
 
I have more black squirrels in my yard than grey.

Black and grey squirrels are the same species and can interbreed...so

one black squirrel...
 
plus one grey squirrel...
 
equals this cutie!
 
sharing with...
 
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43 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Awwww!

Our photos said...

So lovely photos!
Have a nice sunday! RW & SK

Jocee said...

They are so cute. We don't have squirrels here.

Joop Zand said...

Cute and nice photo's..... well done Karen.

Greetings, Joop

Nancy J said...

Beautiful, and right in your own backyard, I so love their tails when they curl up. Cheers, Jean.

Les... said...

terrific pics and info, those squirrels sure give you a lot of entertainment hey? thank you for sharing them with us *S*

Andy said...

You got some neat photos of the squirrels. I feed my black and grey squirrels all winter I have a very unique feeder for them. I bought it a few years ago in Collingwood and have never seen anywhere else. Have look at it here.

Carole M. said...

all great squirrel pics

Terri Buster said...

I have never seen a black squirrel around here. Great shots, Karen!

Mary said...

So cute! Love all your shots! They are gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

They are so cute! The black squirrel is pretty, love the mix-breed.
Happy Sunday!

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're all adorable! We only have red squirrels here although they turn grey in the winter.

TexWisGirl said...

how ADORABLE!!!!! love it!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You have actually turned my "golly I really don't like critters" into "wow, they are really kinda cute - long as they're digging in someone ELSE'S backyard."

You see the power of your pixels?

:-)

David said...

How very rare and very cool! It would be fun to find someone at a university that studies squirrels and send them this!
David/:0)

RedPat said...

It's my feeling that the blacks outnumber the greys in Toronto, Our local park used to be full of black squirrels until 2 years ago when a family of Cooper's Hawks took up residence and there are now no squirrels at all.

DeniseinVA said...

Little rascals but so adorable! I think I may have seen one black squirrel driving locally but that's been over a year ago. When we went up to Canada I saw others in a park and was smitten with them. These photos show why :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Rare and precious portraits of a rare squirrel! And his not-so-rare, but just as cute family!

Mersad said...

Adorable images!

Lavender Cottage said...

I was thinking while scrolling down how healthy these squirrels looked. Now I know why, well fed on the deck railing.

A Garden of Threads said...

If black squirrels are rare why is backyard full of them and only the odd grey. But they are cute.

magiceye said...

Lovely selection of images!

Carletta said...

I had no idea they were that rare. The first one I ever saw was this summer at my son's near DC.
Cute shots of your backyard friends!

Valerie said...

Gorgeous captures Karen - my favourite is the Grey Squirrel (perhaps because its markings stand out better). Thanks for sharing (and for commenting on my post)

lina@family tips said...

They look so cute. Perfect shots.

Indrani said...

Such cute and what a wonderful photo opportunity for you. :)

toby said...

How fun! Lucky you to have all these guys near enough to photograph :)

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Ils sont magnifiques! très belles photos!
Merci de ta visite et de tes gentils commentaires sur mes pages, Merci, bonne journée!
Cath.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful photography of nature's animals ~ and so creatively presented ~ thanks, carol, xxx

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Love squirrels and your shots are adorable! :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Don't remember seeing a black squirrel before....pretty

Gail Dixon said...

So awesome, Karen! The squirrel that is a result of the black and gray is so interesting. On another note, I think your gray squirrels are much cuter than mine. Great pics!!

Ela said...

Wow, they are so cute !

edenhills said...

I love that little mottled squirrel! How lucky you are to see such variety to these adorable varmints.

Kenneth C Schneider said...

We have some black squirrels near out NE Illinois home. Neat photos!

Poppy said...

Hi Karen,

Lovely to meet another fellow Ontarian!

What a fun and educational post!;)

I miss these cute critters; we don't have squirrels on the island!

Amazing shots!

Poppy

Lisa Gordon said...

We have few if any black squirrels here, and they are such handsome creatures, so it is a real treat to see them here!

Betty Luckhurst said...

How adorable!!

MyMaracas said...

Oh my! I have seen black squirrels, and grey ones of course, but never one mixed like that. Thanks for sharing that shot!

Crafty Green Poet said...

cute squirrels, I've never seen a black squirrel, but we have a colony of white squirrels near where we live, like the blacks they're the same species as the greys

michaelswoodcraft said...

Nice! The black squirrel are pretty neat, we don't have them in our area.

Michael
Rich Colors of Autumn

betty manousos said...

they are so cute! i love those rascals!

wonderful shots as usual.
xo

ME said...

More and more arriving daily. Word is out, the nice photographer lady feeds us all the peanuts we can eat!