|Squirrel, posing in the sunshine. It left this branch after a while,|
and higher in the tree to even brighter light. © SB
Natural Neighbours: Selected Mammals of Saskatchewan (2001, Canadian Plains Research Centre), indicates that Red Squirrels are more northern animals, while Fox Squirrels tend to live in the southern part of the province, so that's what this fellow likely is...
The day we saw the squirrels, we'd driven out to see friends near Marguerite Lake, south of Indian Head, Saskatchewan. It was so cool and bright that it felt like fall, and the light and the blue and gold colours everywhere were wonderful.
|A view across a field toward the lake. (The squirrels were in a thicket of trees|
just out of sight, at right.) © SB