This squirrel is not easy to approach and has an unusually large territory.
The first few times I spotted her in the yard of a corner house about two blocks from ours. After that I started spotting her everywhere over a four by four block radius.
She has been around since at least 2008, maybe earlier. She will occasionally visit our yard, but not on a regular basis.
This squirrel is completely heedless of traffic. She has been seen crossing the street, changing her mind, then crossing right back. She sometimes runs lengthwise down the street.
Because there can be long stretches between sightings, I always find it satisfying when I spot her again and realize that she is still around. She has become one of those fixtures of the neighbourhood that provides a sense of continuity.
Lately though, we have been seeing her on a more regular basis, so maybe we’ll get some better pictures of her.