Ah, it was nice to take a little break from blogging. I’ve been occupied with everyday living tasks, and I finally have a free moment to load up another Alaska photo post!
While we stayed at the Kantishna Roadhouse in Denali National Park, we spotted this red squirrel zipping through the property. When he wasn’t chowing down wild blueberries, he was devouring tender spruce needles. And luckily, he stayed still long enough for me to capture his impish good looks.
The red squirrel has an extensive range throughout most of North American. But don’t let the cute bushy tail and pointed ears of these rodents fool you! Like all squirrels, they can cause considerable damage if they ever find a way into your house. A voracious appetite supports their super-charged energy levels.
Here is an interesting tidbit about them. The red squirrel drinks tree sap from maple trees! It bites into a tree until the sap flows out, leaves temporarily, and then returns to drink the sap after the water has evaporated.