Here's the little squirrel I've been talking about since last fall! Jim was able to capture a few shots of him as he was zipping through the trees this morning! In the photos, he looks pretty much like the other local squirrels but he is much much smaller, about one-third the size. And his actions are quite different as he runs faster and flies farther than any of the other squirrels.
He appeared last fall and lasted through the below zero weather we had in January and February by finding an old blanket in our garage and cuddling up for the long haul! I still can't figure out how such a little guy could just show up one day and not have another relative who looked just like him.
I'd tried several times to get pictures but couldn't. But finally here's a good look at Mr. Mystery Squirrel!