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Squirrel Appreciation Day 2016

January 21, 2016
Eastern Gray Squirrel in Lafayette Square, Washington, DC. (c) Sebastian Wallroth, via Wikimedia Commons

Eastern Gray Squirrel in Lafayette Square, Washington, DC. (c) Sebastian Wallroth, via Wikimedia Commons

It’s that annual day when we get to pay our respects to our neighbors with the fuzzy tails! We’ve had a couple of black squirrels living near us this year, and often see one of them running down the fence that separates our neighbor’s yard from ours in the morning (there’s a great story about DC’s black squirrels that I’ll tell some other time).

I’ve written about the history of DC’s squirrels before, as well as about urban squirrels in general. And looking back, it turns out that when I wrote about Squirrel Appreciation Day in 2012 it was on the eve of that winter’s first big snow storm! And here we are on the eve of our first big snow event this year, too (and it looks like it’ll be a big one). Coincidence? Maybe we should ask our furry friends.

Oh, and don’t forget this amazing photo. Cheers!

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