Lizards, lizards everywhere…
This squirrel was eating something in the tree. There was also another one in the canopy on the other side of the trail.
This rabbit was right next to the trail and darted out from cover as soon as I got too close to it. Then I tried to get a photo where you could actually see something of its head other than its ears, and waited, and waited, and waited until it finally ran off the rest of the way.
I had a great view of this ground squirrel, but it ran into a bush while I lifted my camera. At least it’s still (barely) identifiable.
I saw this #squirrel a few lots down the street while I was out walking. It paused. I paused. I got my camera out. It stood up to look around. I kept my camera out. Then it slowly ran down the street almost but not quite in my direction until it passed about 4 feet away, then paused in the shade before continuing on its way. I think it started trying to determine whether I was a threat or not, and then whether I was likely to give it food or leave it alone. #nature
I see tree squirrels around town all the time, but this is the first ground #squirrel I’ve spotted in ages. You can tell by the narrower tail. and the pattern of the fur.
And when I moved too fast it dove into the hole instead of running off.
I’ve seen so many tree squirrels since I started on iNat, I can’t even remember the last time I saw a ground squirrel. At least, I think it’s a ground squirrel – something about the head shape, plus the narrower tail. And the iNat AI seems to agree.
Plus it was sitting in a hole and rushed underground instead of running away when I moved too quickly.
It ran away as I was trying to take the photo.
I always forget how many squirrels there are at this park.
I heard chattering and slowly walked toward this tree in a city park. Once I got to it, I stopped, and slowly looked around until I spotted the #squirrel up in the branches, just looking at me and waving its tail very rapidly. I took two photos, then walked away.
Two crows chased a squirrel across the lawn at a park, one of them swooping down and possibly making contact with its claws (I couldn't quite tell) until it ran up this tree.Then they perched on a nearby fence and waited. When it tried to run down the trunk, they flew at it again and it went back up. One crow perched on another branch of the tree and waited, while the other flew off.