Yes, the fog finally lifted this morning! But it is still cloudy, so the grayness still remains. Sigh. I didn't go out to watch wildlife for a couple of days now - because of the fog, and because now I am a little bit sick. Just dry coughs and sneezes, nothing too serious (knock on wood).
Anyways, I just found out that today (January 21st) is Squirrel Appreciation Day. I did saw a squirrel today when I was taking out the trash, so I said hello to it. That's my part in the celebration, so there.
I don't have any preferences when it comes to squirrels since they are so common, and they can be annoying to birders with bird feeders. But I rather live in a world with these sometimes fun-to-watch creatures than not having them at all. So I guess I do appreciate them in some ways; therefore thanks for being in this world, little squirrels. I will use this opportunity to re-post some of my favorite squirrel pictures here (and to save some of my photos from Flickr's limit).
These were taken on October 19th in Minoru Park of Richmond. This Eastern Gray Squirrel was a bit unusual because of its missing bushy tail and of its Spider-Man poses. Ha.
These Douglas's Squirrels were observed earlier (on October 9th) around Beaver Lake in Stanley Park. Such cute fellows.
Now, I'll leave you an interesting thing (fact?) for you to ponder about: According to this site, there are 365 species of squirrels or squirrel-like mammals in this world. One for each day, eh? Happy SAD!