Grey Squirrel in Red Light

The grey squirrel is an example of a successful invasive species, having all but wiped out our native red squirrels (there are a few pockets of reds, but swathes of the country haven’t seen them for decades). So it is in the south. We have grey squirrels. Tonight one came out just as the sun was low in the sky, producing beautiful golden red light.

Grey squirrel in garden

Standing to attention

grey squirrel

On guard!

Grey squirrel in garden

Time to eat

Grey squirrel in garden

Ready, set, go….

And just to keep things ticking over, here’s the dog fox from a few minutes ago.

Fox at the rear of the garden

Fox at the rear of the garden

Camera note: all squirrel photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. I used the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens for the fox.

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  1. Darko August 31, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

    Canadian, eh? 😉

    • Words September 2, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

      No… they’re the American variety. 😉

      • Darko September 3, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

        Oh, ok. We have them a lot over here. Last week we were hiking on one of the islands in Howe Sound and I read on line that they still have native Douglas squirrels, now extinct in most of the main land. We didn’t see any but we heard them.

        • Words September 4, 2016 at 11:40 pm #

          I think you have a greater variety in North America. We just have two.. the grey squirrel and our native red (which is smaller, and has nice tufts on the ears).