We came across this photogenic little red squirrel while hiking the perimeter of Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park. As bright and colorful as the scene appears, it had been snowing profusely only 20 minutes earlier on this September afternoon. As the snow quickly melted away, this little guy seemed to be undeterred in his efforts to check out the local produce for his winter stocks. Seriously, if you haven’t ever been there, put a trip to this unbelievable area on your bucket list. This is one of the most beautiful and natural areas of the world.
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