Fox SquirrelNovember 9, 2008

Fox squirrels are rather handsome combinations of red, gray, and black fur and are somewhat longer than gray squirrels. I suppose one could think of a fox squirrel as a stretch gray.

I haven't had that much luck in photographing fox squirrels, inasmuch as they usually see me before I see them. (And to date no fox squirrel has visited any of our feeding stations at Cooper's Pond, State College.) Nevertheless, I occasionally take the odd photo - if from a long ways away.

Lanky fox squirrel

And then the fox squirrel took off at a fast run.
Fox squirrel running

Only once have I found myself near a fox squirrel, and that particular one was too close to fit in the full frame of my camera.
Fox squirrel portrait

But even if it isn't the whole squirrel, I like the above as a portrait.

Photo note: I used a Pentax *ist D, with the SMC 1000mm reflex lens for these photos.  

Gray squirrels: Introduction, Corn drama, and Tiny Scoiattolo

A few red squirrels

For a wonderful blog on squirrels, visit Grey and Red: A Squirrel Journal

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