Fearlessly, this little fox squirrel came bounding onto the scene as I was looking at ice structures around the lake. Scavenging along the shore, he seemed quite at ease with my presence, and stuck several poses as he causally moved about.
“A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.” ~Sydney Smith
9 thoughts on “Fearless”
Such a cutie! Fox squirrels have such beautiful tails. I like the ice in the photos that adds to the beauty. We have local the Delmarva Fox Squirrel, one of the fox squirrels’ subspecies that has been saved from endangerment; it is specific to only the states of Delaware, Maryland, & Virginia. I got lucky last year to finally see and photograph them! 🙂
I love the fox squirrel’s big bushy tails and coloration. What a treat for you to have seen and photographed the Delmarva Fox Squirrel!
He’s a natural at posing – I wonder if he has an agent? 😉
Those Fox squirrels are so inquisitive and quite the hams … they love posing and I swear if they think there are peanuts or some treat coming for them, they’ll stay and pose forever. This one was a brave soul.
Perhaps he was hoping that I had something for him. Unfortunately, that was not the case. He was so curious and accommodating that I almost wished I had.
I’ll bet he has a human he regularly interacts with – I think they equate all humans to be providing treats. When I first started walking at the Park and feeding the squirrels, I had a dark green storm coat and dark hat. There was another woman with the same color coat and hat and we both wore glasses. She arrived a little earlier than me and said “we have to coordinate our schedules better as these squirrels will run up to me and I don’t want to feed them as I’m scared of them.” Those squirrels do give you a smile sometimes.
it might be fearless because other humans have fed it.So its hanging around waiting for you to feed it I bet.
You could be right about this little guy, but most generally when I see them in the park, they quickly scurry off in the opposite direction.