Archive for 'Sciuridae'

South African Ground Squirrel (Geosciurus inauris)

South African Ground Squirrel (Geosciurus inauris)

The ground squirrel is as cute to us humans as any species of squirrels with their fast pace an entertaining antics. But their lives are faced with the exact same challenges as all life, and they have no clue as to what our view of cute is. This is such a huge misconception and why […]

Variegated Squirrel (Sciurus variegatoides)

Variegated Squirrel (Sciurus variegatoides)

A common species in Costa Rica, and a frequent visitor to easy meals provided by humans – just like the squirrels in Europe and North America, except it is not a hoarder. There are several subspecies and a great variety of coloration. This one is one with a uniform coloration, but some stand out with […]

Ekorn / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

This summer has been the most fun in all the years I’ve lived here, when it comes to squirrels. For some reason at least two female squirrels have made nests in the trees on my property and raised their litters here. One day they were all out, and it was crawling with tiny and ultra […]