Friday, July 20, 2012

The Douglas Squirrel

To continue in this series of the squirrels of Collier Memorial State Park, here is the Douglas Squirrel.  He has a high pitched bark that 99% of the time is mistaken for a bird’s song.  He cries out early in the morning high in the pine trees, and protests through-out the day of persons entering his domain.  You may not see him, but you will always hear him.   He gets busy this time of year squirreling away cones for the winter. He does not hibernate, but stays active year around, in fact I have photographed Douglas Squirrels on cross-country ski trips during the winter high in the Cascades. Of the three squirrels I have discussed here in the blog he is by far the most vocal.

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