CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carlinensis)
Considered a foe by many. They are cute and their antics are captivating.
Oddly enough, this is the first squirrel I’ve seen on my property and I’ve been here since 2006. I have mostly Longleaf Pines, but an oak sapling was half bent over when I got here so I staked it and it has grown into a beautiful tree which began producing quantities of acorns this year (prior years they were few and far between).
So, the old “plant it and they will come” seems to hold true. Now I hope he doesn’t start being devilish.
Shown on Florida Native Plant: LONGLEAF PINE (Pinus palustris)