Today is national squirrel appreciation day!

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Won’t somebody please think of the penguins!

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I appreciate them, feed them from time to time :slight_smile:

I always appreciated them as targets for suction-cup bow and arrow work! They aren’t bad at exercising the dog either, when they decide to torment the canines…

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Squirrels! Bastards!

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I have been known to be easily distracted like a squirrel…

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If one goes hiking in the foot hills of the US Rocky Mountains, you can run across the Abert’s squirrel. Not sure if their range extends as far north as Canada. @freebird54 @ricklinux ?

The most common color is gray as pictured above, some are black with the white underside, and very rare is the cinnamon Abert’s squirrel. I have seen several grey, some black, but have never seen a cinnamon in the wild. The nature center has a taxidermy Cinnamon Abert’s squirrel.

In Colorado, Abert’s squirrels only live where Ponderosa pine trees are native.

Pudge

Don’t think so.

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Squirrel! Squirrel! (my dogs run off)

Our most common squirrel is the Gray’s squirrel - which is (naturally) often black in colour. We also have red squirrels, much smaller - and feistier! It is not that uncommon to see a red squirrel chasing a Gray squirrel around and around a tree (and across the ground and up another tree), scolding the whole time!

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That’s so Canadian :grin: but it should involve something with maple syrup.

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I saw once a squirrel with a piece of pizza, and of course that was in Canada.

They like Donuts, Muffins, Pancakes, Bacon and of course nuts! :laughing:

Jan 20

Penguin Awareness Day Observances

https://www.google.com/search?q=penguin+day

Nice to be appreciated! Thanks all.

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