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

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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.

      • 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.

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