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We don’t have squirrels with big bushy tails that live in trees here. This breed is new to me, but thanks to Steve over athttps://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com/ for sending a link to a PDF on squirrels in my part of NV I think this is a Belding’s Squirrel a type of Ground Squirrel.
Wikipedia says this about the Belding’s Squirrel
I laughed out loud reading the nicknames or common names for this squirrel. Pot gut works for as much as they eat! 😂 Sage rat too for we do have a lot of that here!
This one wiped out an entire birdseed cake in less than 4 hours and got in a
fistfight paw-fight with another squirrel for the birdseed! I wish I had my camera ready for that. It was hilarious. They were standing in between the slats of the fence on their back legs, and this one punching the other one. I thought that’s how kangaroos look boxing! The rival squirrel quickly conceded leaving this one to happily eat the whole thing!
We’ve been having high winds here so I’ve been indoors, but itching to get out. I hope to get out on Thursday for some birding. I hope you’re all having a good week so far.
Happy Hump Day!
Fuji X-T3| Fujinon 100-400mm| SanDisk Digital Film| PS CC 21.1.2
more to come…