In book two of my Rock Shop Mystery series, Stone Cold Case, an Abert's squirrel plays a role. I thought the squirrel was a good choice, as they are somewhat elusive. And sure enough, as soon as I made one a character in my novel, I did not see another black squirrel for months.
Until my husband and I visited with friends at their mountain cabin. While not rare or endangered, the black squirrel is a treat to see.
Attempting to snap a photo of the squirrel was an experience similar to that of my protagonist Morgan, when she spots an Abert's squirrel on the trunk of a Ponderosa Pine. I kept trying, and finally got a decent photo.
I hope you enjoy a peek at one of the camera shy citizens of the forest!
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