Sunday photoblogging: squirrel, Brandon Hill

by Chris Bertram on April 1, 2018

Squirrel, Brandon Hill, Bristol



Atticus Dogsbody 04.01.18 at 9:53 am

Flat out looks like a Brandon.


Alan White 04.01.18 at 5:42 pm

Great picture for the start of Spring–except two days from now where I am the squirrel will sit in about 8 inches of snow!


Dr. Hilarius 04.01.18 at 7:17 pm

This appears to be an American Eastern Grey whose presence in England I understand is an issue of controversy. I have them in my yard in Seattle and enjoy them despite them being east coast transplants. Here is a native Washington squirrel:


Ingrid Robeyns 04.01.18 at 7:28 pm

Since it’s April 1st, we must assume you photoshopped that squirrel into the picture! Or how else can you fool us?


JRLRC 04.01.18 at 7:34 pm



Chris Bertram 04.01.18 at 7:50 pm

It is indeed an American grey squirrel. I’ve never seen a red squirrel in the UK alive, though I’ve been with people who did (I didn’t look fast enough). I’ve seen reds in France.


steven t johnson 04.01.18 at 9:33 pm

The scientific name of this species is Arboreus rattus.


Henry 04.01.18 at 10:59 pm

Counterpoint (blown up from a photo taken in GWU a couple of weeks ago with my Pixel 2 – when Something Has Gone Wrong and you realize that a squirrel is a rat with pretensions).


LFC 04.02.18 at 12:50 am

HF @8
good photo. Not a particular fan of squirrels, but I feel a little sorry for this one.


Paul 04.03.18 at 9:49 am

My daughter (studying in Bristol) has become very friendly with these squirrels. They seem to get very well fed. She took me to see them a few days back along with a large bag of nuts. They are happy to take from your hand.

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