Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Black Squirrel and Hopeful Hawk

I had not seen any of the black squirrels that live in the woods between Little Patuxent Parkway and the southern end of Lake Kittamaqundi all summer. I thought maybe they had been spooked by all the recent construction activity, then I spotted this one last Sunday afternoon. And a hawk was hanging around, perhaps hoping for a squirrel dinner. Black or very dark brown, these squirrels are probably a variety or sport of the regular grey squirrel, and they seem to get along with each other when they cross paths in these woods.

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