Squirreling Away

A photo essay. To view all 21 images, check out the email version.

This Groundhog Day, we’re celebrating the groundhog’s more relatable relative: the gray squirrel.

 

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Of course, like groundhogs, gray squirrels can still be squirrelly. As they run, jump and climb through the canopy or bound across the ground, they tend to stop and start.

Personally, I’m a fan of both. The stopping is what makes them photographable, and the starting is what makes them so fun to watch.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. Images were captured on the New Haven Green, Yale’s Old Campus, the driverless section of Court Street and a back lot near Park and Chapel Streets.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories, helped very much by a small team of dedicated contributors.

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