Snowball

July 02, 2020  •  7 Comments

 

We saw this young Fox Squirrel in the yard for the first time last week. The white tail is the result of a recessive trait that causes a lack of pigment in the tail. This is different from an albino squirrel which lacks color pigment throughout the entire body. This youngster has been nicknamed Snowball.

 

Fox Squirrel 1/1000 sec. f/8 ISO 2500

 

1/500 sec. f/8 ISO 2500

 

Fox Squirrel 1/1600 sec. f/8 ISO 2000

 

Fox Squirrel 1/800 sec. f/8 ISO 2000

 

Fox Squirrel 1/320 sec. f/8 ISO 2000

 

Linking to Saturday's Critters

 

 

 


Comments

Margy(non-registered)
What a wonderful tail. I've never heard of a fox squirrel. - Margy
Adam Jones(non-registered)
He's a great looking squirrel and love his white tail.
Calendula(non-registered)
So great photos! The last one makes me really laugh!
Eileen(non-registered)
Hello, Brian

Your Fox squirrel is cute, I love that white tail. Great series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy 4th of July! Enjoy your day, have a great weekend! PS, thank you for the visit and comment.
Stewart M(non-registered)
What a great tail! Love the humour (humor!) of that last shot!

Hope all is well - Stewart M - Melbourne
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