May 19, 2011

Small Gray Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis
I've stopped putting out seed for the birds and squirrels now because we had an incident in the past in which a bear came by on a spring night and destroyed the bird feeders. But about five weeks ago I used up the last of the seed, and this little fellow got his share. Don't worry, Charlie — feeding will resume in the winter after the bears retire in their dens.

2 comments:

Shari said...

Ha! We have had bears go through our campsite in Shenandoah but that's about it. I'm not sure what I would do with one in my yard!!

Linda said...

It's fairly rare to see them, but I've talked to a couple of people who saw bears on their decks! They were after bird food or dog food.