Walkabout Wednesday

Today’s walkabout post is a little bit of a cheat… these pictures were taken in my driveway. I’d like to introduce you to Foxy the Squirrel.

The reason this qualifies for “walkabout” is because I’ve seen Foxy all over town. This is the first time I’ve ever been able to get pictures though.

In truth the Foxy I’m seeing everywhere is likely multiple squirrels. The red tail is a genetic aberration, so it makes sense that’s there’s a whole family of them, spread out all across the town.

But one, of them, seems to really like our yard (and my bird feeders). On the weekend, I was out front, weeding the island garden and he kept nosing around. I went and got a few peanuts and attempted to make friends.

Foxy was willing to get pretty close, but was definitely not ready to take any nuts from my hand. He’s going to think he died and went to heaven when I finally get Squirrelington’s back up and running.

7 thoughts on “Walkabout Wednesday

  1. Oh! We have black body squirrels with the blonde tail too!
    Aren’t they adorable?
    We also have greyish squirrels with white bellies, and reddish squirrels too.
    Plus, plenty of black squirrels with black tails.
    I like squirrels!


  2. I’ve never seen anything except all black, brown or gray squirrels. The different colored tail definitely makes him unique looking. You are a brave lady with your hand down there. I’m guessing it won’t be long before you do have him eating out of your hand.


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