I am an avid wildlife enthusiast who is especially fond of squirrels. I have written 3 articles in a popular exotic pet magazine. In college, I majored in Zoology. I look forward to working at a zoo some day.
I have a dog, a prairie dog, 3 rabbits, 4 ferrets, 7 chinchillas and 4 goats.
Squirrels are among the most overlooked of all creatures. My intent is to spread awareness of these humble creatures, and to educate the public.
I will post a blog whenever I think of a squirrel awareness tip, to talk about my pet squirrels, or when I go "squirrel hiking". The latter is hiking with the intent of watching squirrels.
The main reason why I like squirrels so much is because they are fascinating creatures. There were events in my life that triggered my interest. First, I had a general interest in rodents at age 12, but I narrowed it down to just the squirrel family in my late teens. The squirrel interest may have started with a tame female gray squirrel that a friend of mine and his mom allowed into their house. This squirrel lived outside, but would she come indoors for treats. After this I wanted to know all there is about squirrels. So I've read about the 270+ species of squirrels from all around the world, and I was hooked! I've also hand-fed and petted wild squirrels on college campuses (not recommended; don't just pet ANY wild squirrel.)
Coppell, TX fox squirrel
This is a doe I photographed when living in Coppell, TX.
DeSoto, TX fox squirrel
Doe at the Roy Orr Trail
This was my Prevost Squirrel Sunda. Isn't she beautiful? RIP Sunda 2005-2010 :(