He’s the most common squirrel in Costa Rica, a Variegated Squirrel, and I managed to get these two shots of him looking for green figs on my Strangler Fig tree Sunday morning and he did eat that one he’s approaching in the second photo. The first photo would be my favorite if the leaf behind him wasn’t “sticking out of his head” like a Unicorn, but to remove it in Photoshop would mean removing some of his whiskers and I didn’t think that would look right either, so “this is the way it really was!” 🙂
In next photo he approaches the tiny green fig that he ultimately eats.
Of course I have a Variegated Squirrel GALLERY.
Fun Squirrel Fact
Squirrels here in tropical Central America do not store up nuts or other food for the winter like they do in North America, Europe and North Asia. They don’t need to because we have fruit and nuts on the trees here year around or there is always some available source of fresh food. 🙂