Saturday, November 8, 2008

Squirrel/Skunk Fu

Piebald Squirrel - Copyright, Kevin LoaderThis little guy appeared Thanksgiving Day, scavenging for scraps beneath the birdfeeders at a Canadian couple's house. They tried to get a picture of it but it was too fast for them. Finally, one Kevin Loader (husband to their niece) managed to snap a couple of good shots of what they first thought might have been some kind of skunk/squirrel crossbreed.

Actually, the critter is most likely what is known as a "piebald" squirrel. Most frequently seen in horses, pretty much any animal can be a piebald, which just means it has black and white fur.

Picture by Kevin Loader, cribbed from The Record.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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