Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Having a Squirrely Time

 
 There seem to be two main varieties of squirrel in Sabino Canyon based on what we have seen on our walks in the last month.    The Harris' Antelope squirrel does not hibernate and apparently likes prickly pear fruits.





The Round Tailed Ground Squirrel is more common and is a hibernator.  We have seen him more often in the last week so am assuming they are now getting out and about.


 
They don't stay still very often in the open and I just caught this guy high tailing for cover.  Gotta look close.



 About a  minute later he popped his head out of a hole a couple of feet away and started to survey the realm.
 


And that's our squirrely entry for today.

 



 


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