The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Now THAT is a Squirrel of a Different Color!

Now THAT is a Squirrel of a Different Color!

Now THAT is a Squirrel of a Different Color!

For some reason, Cheshire Connecticut is home to a number of black squirrels.  No, they are not as common as our standard grey squirrels, but I know about four certain spots around town that I can watch to see the black ones pretty regularly.  However, I had never seen one up close and personal until a few days ago in my own yard!  I was working away at the computer when I happened to look up and see a squirrel much darker than normal--of course I grabbed the camera and took way too many shots as I tried to "capture" this handsome fellow . . .

Black Squirrel

 

Black Squirrel

 Black Squirrel

 Mary-kay Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, e-PRO, IMSD, SRES, SRS

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, SRES 

The Villages FL Area Real Estate

 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsMary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield • December 01 2011 09:54PM

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Hi Chris, I didn't know they came in that color. Handsome little creature, isn't he!  Since we are on the subject, do they happen to come in blue, LOL. 

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) about 5 years ago

Hi William - Believe it or not, the next town over (Wallingford) has a few WHITE squirrels (NOT albinos).  I suppose if I could capture one, I could tint it blue for you.  : )

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

Chris, My hunting pay ,Arthur< would sure like to see the squirrel in the tree, he would spend the day just barking up that tree. Beautiful Photo's, by the way.

Posted by Ted J. Macy (Top Agents Atlanta Metro) about 5 years ago

Hi Ted - Thanks!  That grey squirrel soon decided that the black squirrel DID belong up a tree, and chased him all over the place.  : )  I am sure Arthur would have enjoyed chasing both at the same time!

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

Didn't know they came in black. Squirrels and robins are two of the animals from Wisconsin that I miss running around in the yard now that I'm living in Nevada -- but I do see the occasional road runner.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) about 5 years ago

Hi Chris! I have never seen a black squirrel. You did a great job getting him to pose for you. I find that squirrels are hard to photograph, because they always run off before I can get my camera ready to take the picture.

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland Homes (UTR, Texas Realtors) about 5 years ago

Hi John - If I saw a roadrunner around here, I would be so shocked I wouldn't be able to pick up my camera!

Hi Rose - I don't usually take squirrel pictures, but this guy was a natural.  He was really into posing.  : )

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

Chris ....I have one that's totally black ....I will have to post it later.

Have a great day!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 5 years ago

Hi Rob - I will watch for your post--after all it is Foto Friday!

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

We have lots of black squirrels in Maryland. They have come to the suburbs in recent years.

Colonial Williamsburg photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

Hi Chris,

We get those dark squirrels here in southern California and they fly in the trees. It is some sight to see them all moving around in huge trees up in the hills. I have never seen a white squirrel but Roy posted a picture last month. I did not even know they had white ones! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda (Keller Williams Realty) about 5 years ago

That is an unusual color for a squirrel!  He's much darker and richer colored than some.  Recently, someone here on ActiveRain posted a photo of an albino squirrel.  I'm trying to remember who it was.  The critter was totally white.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 5 years ago

Hi Roy - That pigeon would probably make a nice snack of my black squirrel.  I wonder if these black squirrels arrive from Canada on moving vans--I have seen many in the Niagara Falls area.

Hi Kristin - Oh no, don't tell me it is a flying squirrel!  One of my clients just told me the funniest story about a flying squirrel in his house this past week! 

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

Hi Myrl - Sounds like it might have been Roy from Kristin's comment . . . I will have to go check out his posts for last month.  That can't be more than 200 posts, right?

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

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