Hooge Poomah!



The Nest’s sciurine boycott moves into its second week, with no end in sight.  While this is somewhat awkward for my blog, it does have benefits other than making my posts here more challenging.  One good thing is that it allows me to feature some interesting photos in sat squirrel protestmy weekly Saturday feature that do not have anything to do with bushy tailed rodents.  Above is one I took while walking along the bike trail near my house back in July.  There is a field on one side of the trail, and I just happened to notice there was something staring me down from the brush!  Is that a black cat, or maybe it’s a….. hooge poomah!!!

One of my early followers here was a very funny and definitely not right girl from England named Sam who had a blog called Normal for Norfolk.  While she stopped posting on her blog and blocked access to its archives early in this year, I still couldn’t help but think of one of her running gags on the blog… the “hooge poomah” (huge puma) that was rumored to stalk the outskirts of Norfolk.  Does that kitty above not look like he’s doing his best puma imitation, trying to look intimidating as he roams the plains of the Serengeti?

Here's a less frightening picture of the same dangerous feline.  Is he just trying to lull me into a false sense of security?

Here’s a less frightening picture of the same dangerous feline. Is he just trying to lull me into a false sense of security?

Awesome pumacat pictures made possible by my childish protest of a faux sports mascot.  But that’s not the only benefit my boycott has reaped.  To temporarily erase ES and his ilk as much as possible from my blog, I changed my long-standing gravatar from “Atomic ES” to a cute little pic I did of Rainbow Donkey earlier this year.  I wasn’t looking for response, but I got it anyway from a number of my friends in blogland out there, and it has been nothing short of overwhelming!  Now I may have to keep RD as my gravatar even after the rodents return to The Nest, whenever that may be….

Who cares?  Everyone loves looking at me!!!

Who cares? Everyone loves looking at me!!!

Have a great weekend!


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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24 Responses to Hooge Poomah!

  1. acuriousgal says:

    Too funny, definitely a hooge poomah!!!

  2. NotAPunkRocker says:


    (Yes, I know in “The Jungle Book” that Bagheera is a panther, but work with me here.)

  3. Lynda says:

    Love the hooge poomah! I think when you return to Squirrels that (s)he should be a new character in your series. 😉 BTW, it is rumored here in N. AL that a few of these beasts roam the woods. I hope to never be able prove they their existence!

  4. Twindaddy says:

    It’s on the prowl! Look out!

  5. merbear74 says:

    I dunno, I kinda miss atomic ES a bit…sigh… 😉

  6. C.K. Hope says:

    I want the poomah!

    I love the picture of Rainbow Donkey but I feel like a traitor to atomic ES for saying so, the guilt is stressing me out 😉

    • If I ever see him again, I’ll trap him and send him to you in a box. Don’t worry, I’ll poke a few holes in it…

      • C.K. Hope says:

        I thought my brain was processing info better with the sleep I’ve finally gotten the last few days – until I was trying to figure out why you wouldn’t see ES again and then why you’d have to trap him if you did.

        I’m going back to bed lol

  7. draliman says:

    Aww, cute liddle kitty! Does kitty want some milk, den? Come closer liddle kitty. Wait, no, no, aargh, poomah, aargh 🙂

  8. gentlestitches says:

    The hooge poomah is an interesting phenomenon and seemingly alive and well in Australia.
    My friend Deb’s brother has a farm and is not a fanciful man but has some interesting poomah tails which he claims to have seen with his own eyes! 🙂

  9. psquirrel says:

    That’s a great pic of that feline, ES! That cat looks bad@$$! =)

    • It photographed much scarier than it actually looked! I was stunned when I saw the result after I got home, and wondered if maybe I should have been more afraid of him! 🙂

      • psquirrel says:

        I know as a squirrel, I was terrified. He looks like he’s getting ready to enjoy a squirrel snack! The low angle makes him look even more menacing!

  10. normalfornorfolkblog says:

    I know my poomahs & yep, this is definitely one…..

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