Two squirrels were chasing.
Not a protected area, "Open land"
found this dead beside the fishing pier at the beach
This Douglas squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) must be a juvenile, as its fur looked very soft and its behavior wasn't as protective as older squirrels. It let me step closer for this photo, about 10' away.
Mammals (class Mammalia /məˈmeɪli.ə/) are a clade of endothermic amniotes. Among the features that distinguish them from the other amniotes, the reptiles and the birds, are hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands in females, and a neocortex (a region of the brain). The mammalian brain regulates body temperature and the circulatory system, including the four-chambered heart. The mammals include the largest animals on the planet, the rorquals and some other whales, as well as some...