Growing up in the San Bernardino Mountains I always spotted many grey squirrels flitting around in the trees. However, their numbers have decreased over the last few years due to notoedric mange. Hopefully their numbers will recover soon, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a few squirrels in a park here in the Inland Valley. The squirrels up in the mountains would always scamper away if I tried to get their picture, but this squirrel actually stayed when I told him not to move so I could capture that picture. I think the squirrel sensed I meant no harm, and wanted his photograph.