Welcome to JELLEN IN THE BLACK HILLS ~ My digital journal, where I highlight the natural wonders around me ~ the birds, beasts, botany, and beauty ~ in a National forest in SW South Dakota ~ and sometimes beyond.
Thursday, May 14
A Curious Red Squirrel
Mr. Squirrel here was as curious about me as I was about it! I turned off of Nemo Rd., NE Black Hills area, today to have a look around, something I do a lot of naturally when hunting for a photo op or two...it ran up the tree when I drove by, and when it was safely above me it had plenty to say about my intrusion.
When I first moved to South Dakota, I knew I wasn't in 'Kansas' (or the NW) anymore when I saw my first red squirrel. In California, where I grew up, and in Oregon where I lived sixteen years before moving to S. Dakota, the squirrels are grey.