Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Simple Life

California Ground Squirrel



The squirrel's home, Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego, California

Linking to Camera Critters, a fun photography meme for images with animals.  Click here to see more critters.

28 comments:

chubskulit said...

Great shots!

Hungry Birds

tom sullivan said...

I've never been there; thanks for these views.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a cutie, we were on the same wavelength today. Love my squirrel buddies.

Martha Z said...

Eyes half shut, sitting in the sun, the good life in Southern California!

angryparsnip said...

It is always nice when the mass of summer people leave and the beach is quiet again.
Love the spotted coat.

cheers, parsnip

Michael said...

I like this guy.Looks like he owns the place.

Elettra said...

your photos are all beautiful but the second is my favorite

Allison said...

That beach is gorgeous! Oh, would that I could see a sunset on the Pacific coast again!

Ninfa said...

Beautiful photos! I didn't know that squirrels live near the beach. Bye!

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

I didnt know that squireel dont look alike heheh because this squirrel has different look with the squirrels in our back yard

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Kay L. Davies said...

Your ground squirrels are lucky to be living at the beach. There's a large colony of Richardson's Ground Squirrels down the street from us, in the bike park. They seem to have achieved some sort of peaceful coexistence with hordes of boys on BMX bikes, but they are very dusty little critters.
Enjoyed your photos. Looks like the beach life is good, as your ground squirrels look much better than ours. LOL

Kay, Alberta

eden said...

Lovely shots of the squirrel. Love the second shot the most. He is such a cutie.

rohrerbot said...

That is one healthy ground squirrel:)

Ayie said...

cute squirrel, didn't know about that til tonight.

rainfield61 said...

They have a simple life if not being disturbed.

Neus said...

I love the first capture. A perfect portrait of the squirrel!! I have tried several times to get one like that, but they are so nervous that I have lost them all the time!! LoL

***Icy BC said...

They look huge, Diane! I like the close up shot in the second one, just adorable!

Tracy said...

I am sure jealous of that squirrel!

The Retired One said...

They look a whole lot bigger than our northern squirrels. haa
Love that last beach shot! Wonderful!

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Boonie S said...

Magnificent photos. I really look forward to visiting your blog.

Have a nice day, Boonie

jen said...

I lived in So Cal for 12 years and never saw a Squirrel! I did see *one* at the beach in Monterey.

Great captures! :)

betchai said...

beautiful pictures of the squirrel Diane, love those eyes.

Gaelyn said...

Cute little critter. Nice to have it pose so well.

Julie said...

Sweet! Love squirrels and love Torrey Pines!!! Great post!

Self Sagacity said...

Those little guys are just too cute. The beach looks great too.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Ah, life is good for this squirrel!

Linda said...

Beautiful squirrel Diane and I love the craggy beach with the lovely rocks throughout! I love your bird shots too and enjoyed reading your blog....Thanks for visiting my site and commenting as well..:-)