According to the National Wildlife Federation, January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day: No matter how you feel about squirrels, they are remarkable creatures. These small mammals are some of the most successfully adapted animals to both fragmented habitat and urban living. While many may see them as vexing pests that consume vast quantities of bird food and scavenge ridiculous things for nesting materials, take Jan. 21 to look at them in a new light — as a reminder of the wildlife around us.
So do them and yourself a favor … Remember the wildlife around us. Go ahead. Go nuts.
All-white leucistic Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) at Charles River Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 400mm, 1/160 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400