Hey, there! Log in / Register

The two-tone squirrel on Boston Common

Two-tone squirrel

Hugmajesty wonders what the deal is with the half-gray, half red squirrel she saw on the Common today.

Did a grey squirrel and a red squirrel mate? Did this squirrel get its lower half bleached? What is happening?

Gene Mrozowski suggests:

New colors honoring the Boston Marathon this year.

Speaking of which, Kay Hanley, of Letters to Cleo, writes:

I LOVE these special Red Sox uniforms. They remind me of the old Service Master van that Cleo toured in for a couple of years in which we all nearly perished of carbon monoxide poisoning. I know this doesn’t sound like a compliment but it is.

Whatever the reason's for the little guy's unique coloring, he may have inherited it.

Neighborhoods: 

Ad:

Comments

I'm only molting

up
Voting closed 19

Greys don’t always come in grey. There is a lot of variation in their coloring.

up
Voting closed 10

Recovering from the Covid.

up
Voting closed 8

in our yard that have been cross-breeding for years.

You see them in all sorts of shades especially as they grow from little babies and look almost fox red.

up
Voting closed 10

Photograph captures the moment a prehistoric squirrel passes through a minor ripple in the space/time continuum showing both a prehistoric squirrel-oid and its modern, evloved self.

up
Voting closed 15

from the secret MGH Squirrel Lab.

up
Voting closed 0

Just when I thought squirrels couldn't get any grosser...

up
Voting closed 1

I think a tiny pair of suspenders would really pull that outfit together.

up
Voting closed 20

I didn't believe them when they said skinny jeans were going out of fashion. I guess they were right..

up
Voting closed 2

It's an omen.

up
Voting closed 1

at Wossamotta U

up
Voting closed 0