another squirrel, last for the day
extremely nice and friendly squirrel. let us come very close to it and watch it drink water from a sprinkler. he wasn't bothered by our presence at all. he let me come within inches of touching him before running away when a dog started barking.
definitely a female squirrel. i saw her stand up to look at me and tried to get a picture of her, but couldn't. she let me sit next to her for a long time and watch her eat sunflower seeds.
different squirrel climbing different tree
squirrel climbing tree
close to jackson school and communications is a little grassy area with lots of bushes and benches. squirrels appear to love to hang out here. it looks like people feed them because i found sunflower seed shells.
on dead baby heron
The defining feature of this squirrel that I would like to point out for the purposes of this project are its large testicles, which can be seen in the second picture. This is a good thing to look for as a casual observer attempting to tell these squirrels apart by sex. This particular eastern gray was found eating seeds off of a maple tree in the Arboretum. He also peed on this tree, which I suspect may have been to mark territory. It is important to note that these squirrels at the Arboretum are incredibly skittish compared to their friendly neighboring squirrels at the UW Seattle campus.