Squirreling Away

Squirreling Away

If you think the hoarding prompted by the coronavirus pandemic is bad, consider the fact that squirrels have to do it every year. Commune and commiserate with our bright-eyed, bushy-tailed brethren via this photo essay, first published on Groundhog Day 2018.

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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