Pretty much exactly three years ago, we were in Málaga, and yomping up the hill towards Castillo Gibralfro, the fortified castle which protected the city for centuries, and shown in the header photograph.
Part way up, we were charmed to be accosted by the local red squirrels, who very politely skirted round any visitors they met, asking for nuts.
This cheeky chap clearly stole the hearts of these two teenagers.
Let’s move in just a little closer ..
…. and closer still …
I thought of this little charmer when I was posting my Monday portrait of that irritated grey squirrel I met at Fountains Abbey. This was the ideal chance to compare the two squirrels who each lived on historic sites. They’re more different than I at first realised.
Those ears. Those eyes. They’re quite different, aren’t they?
And what about the tails?
Here they both are, back in their respective trees: