Relentlessly stealing our food at the top of the Avalanche Trail in Yellowstone.
Relentlessly stealing our food at the top of the Avalanche Trail in Yellowstone.

Don’t let this cute face fool you, he is fearless. When my friends and I went to Yellowstone National Park, we climbed to the top of Avalanche Trail. There was this single squirrel (or chipmunk) who was not afraid of humans at all. He would come down and take our trail mix. At least I got this picture out of it.

Can anyone identify the species?

Episode #3 Update: The 5 pedal Chery Blossom is a hybrid known as Somei Yoshino, or Prunus x yedoensis

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Julio is a California native who has lived abroad since 2009 as an expat in South Korea and New Zealand. He is especially passionate about experiencing other cultures and visiting as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as possible.
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2 thoughts on “Nature Photo of the Week: Episode #4 – The Fearless Squirrel

  • May 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    What a cutie, he would be a great inspiration for a disney movie 😉
    Great photo, I often find when taking pictures of animals that they get so blurry because they never stop moving!

    • May 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Oh trust me, for every good picture, there are 20 bad ones. Taking pictures of animals, and even plants is not for people without a lot of patience. A little wind, and forget about that cool flower picture.


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