Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sad Squirrel

What's a poor guy to do when the whole family has big bushy tails?  He is mistaken for a rat at one point eating birdseed under the feeder but then lifts his head to prove otherwise.


Although these photos were taken when we had snow, this sad squirrel is still in our yard wishing he had a fluffy tail to pump and wag when chattering at our dog in the backyard.
I'm linking with Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday and this week our letter is 'S'.

25 comments:

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Poor guy! I'm betting his tail grows back before too long...

EG CameraGirl said...

I wonder how much that tail affects its balance! I would think a fluffy tail would help a squirrel float through the air.

Tina´s PicStory said...

poor squirrel :(

Karen S. said...

You know we had a squirrel like that once, he was so friendly too. It was kind of cool that his tail was like that because we really could tell it was him!

Carolyn said...

I never saw that before! I have to say he would look so much cuter with a bushy tail.

Carolyn

Sandy said...

Wonder what happened to
this little guys tail?
We have lots of them in
our old oak trees and on
my deck..
Nice letter "S"
Sandy

Pondside said...

There's no doubt that the skinny rat-like tale is a disadvantage to a little fellow - but I'll bet his mama loves him!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

We had a red squirrel once. He looked just like the others, but was red. I sent his picture to some squirrel rescue people and they said he was the same type of squirrel as the others, but just red for some reason. I've seen squirrels with half a tail and I just assumed the tail had gotten caught in something.

edenhills said...

Poor boy. Hope it grows back.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh, that is a sad looking squirrel.
He must have got his tail caught somewhere and lost the hair.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

He really does look like a perfect mix of both animals!

Bella said...

Oh poor little guy! Maybe he needs rogaine:-)
I love Panera Bread too... Yummy sandwiches and pineapple upsidedown cake :-) Mmmm..
Hugs,
Bella

podso said...

I've always thought squirrels were a bit like rats with bushy tails. This poor little fellow ... I wonder if he or she suffers from low self esteem.

VBR said...

Oy that poor little thing. I wonder what happened to his tail? This is certainy a very unique letter S post. I have never seen a 'detailed' squirrel. (PS - that is one beautiful dog you have there, Topaz! Gorgeous name too!)

mary said...

Oh oh I wonder if it is not bitten by some bullies, well animal bullies like coyote and others. ^_^ Hope it gets back but for sure he looks cute.

Letter-S

El Gaucho said...

I wonder what happened to his tail? Maybe he's a teen-squirrel and that's the new fashion fad, having a shaved tail?

Zinnia said...

Poor squirrel. Hope he does not have scabies or similar. To jump into the tree without the balance of strong tail gives must be difficult. I hope that the tail grows back. I wish you a nice weekend! Zinnias

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Judith,

Gosh, this is a site I have never seen before! The poor thing. We have a lot of squirrels in our yard.

Happy Thursday,
Barb

anitamombanita said...

I'd have more sympathy for him were it not for the fact that this proves my point...squirrels are just rats with bushy tales...and they're equally destructive. :(

Splendid Little Stars said...

I wonder what happened....
Will it grow back?

Beth said...

He does look like a rat. Poor thing! We do not have grey squirrels in our area; ours are orangey or reddish. There are some locations where they have black squirrels.
Have a great day!
Beth

My Little Home and Garden said...

I hope it isn't too difficult to balance on fences and tree branches. This little guy must have a story to tell.

Michelle said...

Poor little thing!

Jenny said...

That poor little guy looks Silly with out his fluffy tail...

I wonder what happened and if the rest of the Squirrel gang picks on him...

I guess the Strong will Survive!

Cute post for the letter "S"!

Thanks for linking.

A+

Andy David said...

Hello.
Where I live, there's a family of squirrels that I just love to watch. Sometimes, they'll come & sit right on my porch. I have to spy on them from the patio, because any noise & they scamper off. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing & visiting.

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