Wet Squirrel

And Conker thought he had a bad fur day.

And Conker thought he had a bad fur day.

sqturday squirrel logoTuesday morning was a cold, wet and nasty one at Nest HQ… and you would think the squirrels would have had enough sense to just stay in their rain shelters and watch TV or something.  But we have a hardy bunch of furry dudes around these parts, and I was surprised to see it was almost business as usual for my sciurine pals despite the bad weather.  This squirrel in particular gave the fuzzy middle finger to Mother Nature and spent a good deal of time basking on this branch right out in the middle of the pouring rain!

Brrrrr!!!  I'm not sure if my nuts are gonna shrivel up, or freeze off first!

Brrrrr!!! I’m not sure if my nuts are gonna shrivel up, or freeze off first!

You gotta hand it to this guy for braving the elements like this.  I wouldn’t even walk the necessary mile to the polling place in this dreary weather… and my squirrels were no doubt mocking me for letting a little chilly precipitation keep me from doing my Stivic duty.

For having the courage to brave pneumonia when the gales of November came early, and for continuing to just be a squirrel despite getting a soaking socked to him, we salute our foul weather friend here as this week’s Saturday Squirrel.  He’s not about to let a little rain dampen his spirits… even if it is going to dampen his nice, furry coat…

I only sat out here like an idiot for your benefit!  I better be getting paid for this!

I only sat out here like an idiot for your benefit! I better be getting paid for this!

Hope you all have a much drier weekend!

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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25 Responses to Wet Squirrel

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    He needs a squirrel-sized LL Bean all-weather parka. Poor fella :-\

  2. markbialczak says:

    Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle has had to go on bark patrol to keep our Syracuse yard bushies from chewing through the back porch screens to build the winter nest in the rafters, Bill. She chases, they jump on the top of the fence and wave at her, knowing her jumps fall feet short of their perch. Loud but interesting show. 🙂

    • It would have been interesting had the squirrels start barking back at Ellie B like the squirrel I was listening to (And photographing) yesterday. He took perch high up in a neighbor’s tree and was just screeching his little head off. You could hear it all throughout the neighborhood! As much as squirrels like to tease our canine friends, and dogs like to chase them, I think there is a mutual respect between species there somewhere….. buried deep, but there!

  3. I feel sorry for the fabulous tail… we need squirbrellas…urgently…

  4. reocochran says:

    I took a photo of a squirrel with a tail that was longer than its body, up in Cleveland. It was so thick and bushy, too. I wished this were a kind of place where people could exchange phone numbers not to stalk or harass each other but to share a neat photo I took from my cell phone. If you wish to have this photo, just send me your phone number via my public access Hotmail account!

    • My phone is from the ancient past when phones were just for calling people, so that wouldn’t work. If you had a way to get it off your phone and send it to my email, I’d definitely be interested!

      • reocochran says:

        I have a flip phone, I can send texts and picture messages. This tail looks like Davy Crockett’s coon skin tail! It is amazing, I sent it to my son and he thought I had done something to make it look like it does. Well, someday one of us will become part of the century we live in! ha ha!

  5. There is nothing wetter looking than a wet animal. Well, maybe a soaked stone house. Or me, with my sodden hair plastered to my head. It’s COLD here. I mean, not chilly. COLD.

    • We’re getting that COLD the next few days too… even talk of maybe some snow Tuesday, and anytime before December is too early for snow where I live! Hope that squirrel dries out before that hits, or he’ll be dragging around icicles on that fur!

  6. Scout Paget says:

    The rain water must do wonders for the fur. 😃

  7. gentlestitches says:

    hahahah! Now i am humming the bad fur day theme music!!

  8. draliman says:

    He does look a bit bedraggled, but it doesn’t seem to bother him any!

  9. Some creatures cope better with the wet. I’m not one of them – I really don’t like getting cold!

  10. Carl Pettinato says:

    I love this site. I found this by a md plated car in Reading PA that had a “I break for squirrels” bumper sticke. I feed ssquirrels every day off my back porch and my neighbors hate me. Couldn’t care less about neighbors. I dont know how to start a blog but i will learn. Thank you

    • That’s awesome!!! I have maybe sold a small handful of those bumper stickers ever, but I do seem to remember a customer from Maryland! Welcome to The Nest, and thanks for mentioning where you discovered my blog, that made my day!!!

      I can’t quite get my squirrels to come to me for food, but then again, I don’t have the patience to train them. I settle for just refilling the corncob feeder a couple times a week. With no acorns this year, they’re gonna need a little extra from me…

  11. It rained here too and I had to park far from the school and run. Saw a cute guy, just like this one (only black) – hunkered down, damp, and dangerously dishevelled, watching the soccer game! 🙂

  12. Trisha says:

    Aw, poor wet little dude!

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