This lovely squirrel watched me take many photos while he munched on an acorn. His nose was strangely dark, but I think it was from rooting around in the damp leaves beneath the trees when he dug out the acorn. He was with two other squirrels, and we saw another further along the lane eating what looked like a bit of toadstool or mushroom. He nibbled around the edges before stretching up a tree and pushing it between two branches, saving it for later no doubt!
A closer look at his strange nose! He looked fat and healthy, even with his dark nose and one ear longer than the other!
While I took the photos three elderly walkers came past. The last one asked me what we were looking at. Thinking they were Islanders, I just replied "A squirrel".
"Oh, it's a red one!" she replied, and I then presumed they were visitors to the Isle of Wight, as all residents know there are no grey squirrels here. Nevertheless, her two companions were distinctly uninterested, and continued their walk without either looking or commenting.