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Tuesday February 4, 2014

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: He tore up the suet ball that hangs from this caribou antler for the birds. He remained long enough for photos then I chased him away. Temps cooled last night down to a more normal cold, so I am hoping the squirrels will go back into their hibernation.

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17. katy99780
11:27 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Thanks Elaine and Larisa!
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16. lorik
11:20 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
LOL, Very cute looking thief!Congratulations on new AC Katy!!!!:-)
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15. Biskitten
10:24 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Super squirrel caught in the act - AC Congrats, Katy!
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14. katy99780
9:08 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Heheh thanks for stopping by Dave and Barb!

Yes, he's still marauding the feeders and chasing birds away.
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13. BAMyres
8:37 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Katy - fat chance of him hibernating with treats like that hanging around. LOL Great shot!
Barb
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12. WurzelDave
8:13 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
They can be troublesome, great shot KT & congrats.
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11. katy99780
5:13 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Teehee! Thanks Dianna, Gil, Betty, Duane, Karen, Eileen and James!

Yes Betty, the do hibernate in the far north, though not a 'true' hibernation. They 'wake up' when temps are -20 or warmer. We aren't used to seeing them in the heart of winter, at least... not until this year.

I am not a fan of red squirrels, they can go back to bed! :)
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10. gardner48197
3:11 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Very cute, AC Congrats!! Alaskan Groundhog, LOL =)
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9. YouKnowWho
2:55 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Sweet little squirrel capture!
AC congrats!
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8. tazphotogal
2:55 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
love the crystal garden too :0)
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7. tazphotogal
2:55 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
such a cute guy Katy. He looks as if he has been enjoying your treats, and not too skinny. :0) Very cute capture, and such a pretty coat he has. Thanks for sharing. Karen :0)
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6. RenoSoHill
2:25 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Alaskan Ground Hog? Congratulations
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5. BettyFrance
12:48 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
I know our squirrels in Wisconsin do not hibernate. I don't think others do either.. and they get just as hungry as birds. I love love love squirrels and I put enough seeds  out to feed the squirrels and birds both. I have fun slowing them down though and watching their little brains work to get at the seeds.  Or leaving them a big nutty cookie and watching them try to carry it. OHH, I just noticed it is you Katy.. Maybe the squirrels DO hibernate in AK??  
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4. gilg72
5:28 AM GMT on February 06, 2014
Wow! Smart Little Critter. Great catch. Nice series.
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3. osdianna
10:35 PM GMT on February 05, 2014
Here in the PNW, though, we have been taken over by the Eastern Grey Squirrel. It makes it hard for the Douglas Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) to compete. Even the Western Grey Squirrel (Sciurus griseus) is now scarce.

Cute little buggers, though.
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2. katy99780
10:07 PM GMT on February 05, 2014
Thanks for commenting Betsy. This isn't a gray squirrel though, it's a small red squirrel, (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus).
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1. luvne32
9:56 PM GMT on February 05, 2014
Interesting to see you have the same species of squirrel we have in the northeast - Grey squirrel (not the Fox squirrel in portions of the mid-west).
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I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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