Today, on Squirrel Appreciation Day, the workers of the Kaibab National Forest designated more than 200,000 acres of the parks to the kaibab squirrel. In response, Squirrels Squirrels Squirrels hereby bequeaths a giant acorn to the KNF!
From the Prescott Daily Courier:
“Dr. Joseph D. Hall, who conducted [an] evaluation on the squirrel and its habitat, stated that the Kaibab squirrel is, in a local way, as significant a species as the finches Charles Darwin studied on the Galapagos Islands.
Like the finches of the Galapagos, natural geographic boundaries including the Grand Canyon have restricted the Kaibab squirrel’s movement and allowed it to evolve into the species seen today.”
I love squirrels but I don’t live near any, meaning I don’t get to enjoy them on a daily basis.
But this week we’re house-sitting in Coyoacan, a neighborhood in southern Mexico City. And there’s several fantastic, noisy, social squirrels roaming about the property, enjoying the lush gardens. One of them (below) looks like a typical squirrel, the other one is dark brown and has a very thin tail – not sure what species he/she is. They are having a fun time barking at my dog, who, in turn, is barking back.
They’re also falling prey to my lens!
The Daily Mail has an article today on Pete, a squirrel that hangs around a school in Hampshire, U.K.
What makes Pete so interesting is that he’s purple:
Read the article to find out what may be behind Pete’s purple coat! And here are more photos.
Published December 11, 2008
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Published October 30, 2008
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As if British food doesn’t already have a bad reputation, a chef in the U.K. had to go along and: