Thursday, April 24, 2014

Good Fences -5

 
A great fence for basking in the sun!
 
This little black squirrel is moulting.
Squirrels moult from head to tail in the spring, and from tail to head in the fall.
 
I'm joining in over at TexWisGirl's new meme, GOOD FENCES
Click on over to The Run *A* Round Ranch, have a look and join in!
 
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47 comments:

Les... said...

what a beaut pic!!
that moulty squirrel sure is soaking up the sunshine! *VBS*

Linda W. said...

Great shot of the squirrel! He looks like he's having a bad hair day.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a really cute picture! I didn't know that about squirrels.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Would you look at that?!!! I love it. How could anyone NOT love this pose. Sweet.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Karen Well that is one relaxed Squirrel. Love the fence post.

Sylvia K said...

Love your squirrel shot as always, and he is indeed having a "bad hair" day, isn't he!! The squirrels eating on my window sill look very much the same -- but losing their fur hasn't diminished their appetite!! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Karen!! Enjoy!

TexWisGirl said...

too funny! had no idea on the moulting process. :)

thanks for linking up, karen! :)

georgettesullins said...

What an adorable pose...he was posing, wasn't he? Interesting information about how they moult.

Muffie said...

A teachable moment! And I learned more about my nemesis!

RedPat said...

Catching some rays!

carol l mckenna said...

That is quite the squirrel ~ great shot! xoxo

artmusedog and carol, (A Creative Harbor)

Ela said...

What a sweet photo !!!
Greetings

DeniseinVA said...

Such a sweet picture for Good Fences Karen. I didn't realize squirrels molted too.

ellen b said...

That's a fun shot!

Debbie said...

too cute for words!! i don't think mine moult...at least i have never seen them looking this way. i have, however, seen mine in this position!!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I learn something new every day! He looks all tuckered out..probably from stealing bird seed!

Melanie said...

Love that picture!!! He looks tired and needs the rest. Learned something today, did not know that they would moult.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Thats what i call CHILLED !!!


peter

Nancy J said...

He is really going to look like a " skinned squirrel" very soon. Super photo, you were there at the perfect time. Cheers, Jean.

Elephant's Child said...

How incredible. Brilliant photo and I loved learning about the 'reverse moulting'. Thank you. And a great meme too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! He was tired! What a great photo of a neat fence! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

Lisa Gordon said...

I never knew this about the molting, Karen. Really interesting, and this little guy look so content there in the wonderful sunshine.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That might explain the unexplained fur tufts in the lawn, thanks!

I'd like to be basking in the sun too!

Andy said...

This one has personality.

Bob Bushell said...

Ha ha ha, brilliant Squirrel on the fence.

LV said...

I have too many squirrels in my yard. However, none like this fellow.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Just chillin out while basking in the sunshine! I didn't know squirrels moulted.

Judy said...

Nature's amazing. Now if we could only molt aging human skin the same way!

eileeninmd said...

Very cute shot, a relaxing spot for the squirrel to lay! Have a happy weekend!

Gail Dixon said...

The molting process is so interesting. What a cute pose for the camera. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Really! I had no idea squirrels molted that way. I'm not even sure I've ever noticed that they molt (I am so ignorant)...I think I just thought sometimes that they didn't look very healthy. I wonder why they do that opposite way in the two seasons.

This guy sure does look like he's taking a sun bath!

Ida said...

OH my gosh he looks "tuckered" and is just so cute. I had no idea squirrels molt. I've never seen the ones here do that.

Pat said...

What a fantastic shot. That little squirrel is so adorable.

Rambling Woods said...

Really...I did not know that

Stephanie said...

I did not know about the moulting business of squirrels. Cute shot!

Raggedy Creations said...

Cute little guy and an interesting piece of info I did not know. TFS.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen;
OMG, what a lovely shot of a squirrel cozily resting on the fence♡♡♡
I had sweet smile after offering lunch♪

So sorry my belated comment; I'm catching up for friends now.

Have a wonderful coming weekend.
Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

orchid Miyako said...

orchid again; I've noticed that your friends are mentioning about molting. What an interesting observation♪♪♪
Love you always, Miyako*

EG CameraGirl said...

That squirrel looks so comfy and content!

Roan said...

Love it! This is a perfect example of being in the right place at the right time and you didn't forget your camera at home. Smiling here.

Naquillity said...

the black squirrel seems to be enjoying the fence quite well. he's so cute. thanks so much for stopping by my blog. have a great day~

Icy BC said...

He looks very relaxing, and the moulting info is a new lesson for me :)

Michelle B said...

What a great shot! He looks like he needs a day at the spa to fix that moulting coat. :)

don said...

A great shot of the black squirrel. I like how he's leaning his head in the shot. Well done.

maryaustria said...

So cute! Such a lovely shot!

retriever said...

Cute foto, great shot,have anice day.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What a great capture! He's found a good spot! :D

Visiting from Good Fences -
~Lindy