A curious Douglas squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) probes the ground with a tiny but sensitive nose. These small squirrels are thought to require old-growth and mature second-growth forests for their survival. Quite interestingly, this squirrel lives in an urban park. Large parts of Stanley Park are managed as nature areas, and some of the wooded areas have populations of very old, weather-beaten trees.

Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
420mm, 1/500 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 1000

Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
15 Apr 2010

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  • jwinman
    jwinmanover 4 years ago

    I love these guys… I had an orphaned baby show up on my doorstep once… named him Rocky.

  • Thanks for the comment, jwinman. Indeed, these are very fun squirrels to watch.

    – Wolf Read

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