Squirrels

    We took a ride to the Kaibab and slowly drove FS205. We started from Highway 89a and headed south to Highway 67. We saw quite a variety of critters, including chipmunks, deer, slow elk, squirrels, Kaibab squirrels, and mountain jays. We also got a few pictures of fossils along this road. At one point along the way a squirrel ran across the road and it looked like it had an apple in its mouth. As soon as it got acoss the road it went up a tree. Of course this is what you would expect. What we did not expect was for the squirrel to drop what it had in its mouth and head back down the tree. The first picture shows the squirrel as a blur heading downward. It stopped and sat on the tree limb and allowed us to get some good pictures, moving back and forth, facing right and then left and back and forth. If you look closely at the first picture you should be able to see what spooked this squirrel. If you have a problem seeing the cause of this poor squirrel's quandary, the last picture is an enlargment of the cause of this squirrel's decision to retreat toward the ground. The squirrel stayed at this level and we got some good pictures. After a couple of minutes the squirrel started barking. We thought it was barking at us. It wasn't until we had uploaded the pictures to our computer and had the large screen that was saw what it was barking about!
    We saw more Kaibab squirrels that day than we saw all last year. We are including some of the pictures taken that day.
    Hope you enjoy seeing our good fortune.

squirrels, Kaibab
Can you see the blurry squirrel and the reason for it's retreat?

squirrels,Kaibab

squirrels,Kaibab

squirrels,Kaibab

squirrels,Kaibab

squirrels,Kaibab
Kaibab Squirrel

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 squirrels,Kaibab

squirrels,Kaibab

squirrels,Kaibab

squirrels,Kaibab
What a hoot!

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