Saturday, April 11, 2015

Not So Dapper

Grey squirrel...spring moult.
 
Squirrels moult from head to tail in the spring, and from tail to head in the fall.
 
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35 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

He does look more than a little motheaten. I hope some new fur comes in quickly - and that your weather is warming.

Lea said...

I did not know that about squirrels
Have a great week-end!

Nancy J said...

The best part of this is he will get better looking again one day. Lovely tail, though.

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Karen! Great capture of your cute squirrel.. He will be looking back to normal soon. Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

VioletSky said...

I did not know that about the moulting. They do look a bit ragged during this time, don't they?!

Irma said...

Great picture of this squirrel.
Perfect photographed, my compliments.
Have a good weekend.
Best regards, Irma

kissed by an angel said...

They are so wonderful animals! I like them very much and also the pretty picture, which you have taken.

Enjoy an enchanting springtime :)

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Hi Karen, that is a great photo. I did not know that about squirrels. It's a sign that your spring is here?

EG CameraGirl said...

They do look scruffy when they moult, don't they? ;))

Pamela Gordon said...

I learned something new here about squirrels. Nice capture.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'd laugh, but I think I am shedding more hair lately than my cat! Cute pic!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

No kidding? Golly, had no idea.

You see, we chase the squirrels out of the yard here. This is FINCH REST, not "Squirrel Rest," haha.

How are you feeling, dear? Been thinking of you, hoping you are better.

I have been so busy it isn't even funny and haven't been able to post a single thing. Very frustrating. One more week of crazy then I get a slight reprieve. May is filling up fast but not as crazy as April. Hugs.

TexWisGirl said...

interesting! had no idea! he is a bit scrappy looking. :)

Sandra said...

Perfect shot of this cute little critter

Linda W. said...

Poor squirrel looks like he's been roughed up a bit! Nice photo though.

Muffie said...

I remember you explained the molting process once before. I never get close enough to notice the ones around here molting, but I'm going to try.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! The squirrels here look as though they just climbed out of a garbage can in their "ragged" looking coats!! They look just like your guy!! Always good to see you online, Karen!! Hope you have a good weekend!!

Linda M. Carmean said...

Darling shot! I never knew that about their moulting patterns! Really interesting.

Carletta said...

A little worse for wear but still awfully cute!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I didn't know about the moulting process. Interesting! Pretty little squirrel, they are so much fun to watch.

RedPat said...

They are all looking rather tacky at this time of year, Karen! Hope you are recovering from your fall.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great shot! He'll soon be more handsome than ever.

Trollstubben foto said...

A handsome little fellow.
Great picture.
Karin

Stephanie said...

Looks like he or she is not well. Great shot!

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Until now, I never knew this was the molting pattern. Learned something new!

Felicia said...

Awwww poor fellow.

hope you are feeling much better.

Joyful said...

Perfectly captured!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I never realized that about the molting pattern when we were in Oregon -- and now I wonder if the squirrels here in Florida even molt?

Jeanne said...

Great shot of this little squirrel visitor

maryaustria said...

Still cute! A lovely shot!!

Gail Dixon said...

Awww, bless his molting little heart. He's still a cutie.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a little cutie!!!

Indrani said...

Lovely pic.
I like the pose of it. :)
Have a great weekend!

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Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yes you taught me something! Still pretty