A Most Out-Landish Squirrel (#331)

Having lived the greater part of my life as a landlocked landlubber I am constantly in awe of the array of wildlife living out their lives at the edge of the sea.

My most perplexing find is the squirrel.  Whenever I see one scampering along the water’s edge or over a boulder with the ocean thundering in the background, I think it must be on a vacation from its inland forest home.

The California ground squirrel burrows into seaside cliffs and lives its whole life along the water’s edge.  This one was found at Asilomar Marine Reserve on a drive along the coast near Pacific Grove.

Squirrel at Asilomar

Squirrel at Asilomar


Home is a burrow among the green succulents growing here

Home is a burrow among the green succulents growing here


Everyday view for a California Ground Squirrel

Everyday view for a California Ground Squirrel


I wonder does this creature know the Paradise it's found

I wonder does this creature know the Paradise it’s found


Living by the sea in Asilomar

Living by the sea in Asilomar


Ever Grateful,




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24 Responses to A Most Out-Landish Squirrel (#331)

  1. nomaggsrush says:

    I didn’t realise squirrels lived by the sea either – sensible squirrels. Nothing beats the beach. 🙂

  2. Sher says:

    I too love the beach – any beach so I can understand why they would’t also. I only wonder what they eat? Beautiful pictures.

  3. Teresa says:

    Fabulous photos Annie. He looks like a fat and sassy little guy.

  4. Leya says:

    I didn’t know this about squirrels! So grateful that I always learn something new! Great shot of it too!

  5. Sun says:

    those are pretty smart squirrels…living it up on their beach front property. they must be the celebrities in the animal world. ha-ha. 🙂 you got a great collection here. nice!

  6. Well you sure made me smile…a squirrel at sea…what a great title this would be!!

  7. Awwwww, it’s sooo cute!!! I wouldn’t expect a squirrel by the sea though. I really enjoy these photos!

  8. Edge of Chic says:

    Wow, that is one big squirrel! He looks like he’s having a good time sunbathing.

  9. Our squirrels at the beaches here live there only because the people bring food to the beaches, set the food down on their beach towels, and head for the water. While they are gone, the squirrels raid the food. They aren’t dumb!……….lol

  10. Patti Kuche says:

    Gosh, they have come a long way haven’t they!

  11. Paula says:

    Your landscapes have left me breathless Annie. WOW! Finding a squirrel there must have made your day 😀 🙂 GREAT PHOTOS!!!

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