This week’s Saturday Squirrel photos were kindly submitted to me by Emily, who writes a blog called Nerd in the Brain! She took a few photos of a cute little sciurine while on a field trip, and when she mentioned that to me, I just had to ask to feature them on The Nest. The first two images she sent me were very normal looking shots of an adorable grey scavenging for food near a tree. Awwww!
But what caught my eye in the email wasn’t just the pictures, but her mention of a third shot that was so out of focus she chose not to include it…. but it kinda looked like a zombie squirrel. There was no way I could let that go… my curiosity was totally piqued. I had to see this freak of nature for myself… so Emily included it in her next response.
Yep…. that was definitely Zombie Squirrel!!!
Yes, that’s the same squirrel from the first photo! I absolutely adore photographic “accidents” like this, and have taken advantage of many of my own in past Saturday Squirrel editions. The almost impossible combination of the photo’s lack of focus, the squirrel’s pre-jumping pose, its gaping maw, and those infamous “tabby stripes” you’ll often see on grey squirrels come together to create this epically awesome picture! Thanks again Emily for allowing me to share this freaky fun photo with all of my sciurine fans here at The Nest!
Have a great first weekend of Spring, everyone!