The Hopping Dead

Hey!  How's it goin'?

Hey! How’s it goin’?

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 sqturday squirrel logowhen 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!!!

You should check out his stash of buried brains.

You should check out his stash of buried brains.

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!

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About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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15 Responses to The Hopping Dead

  1. I bet that was a squirrel who tried that diet where they promise you can see your ribs within two weeks :o)

  2. JackieP says:

    OhhhOOHhhh brains!!

  3. herdthinner says:

    It’s all right; Zombie squirrels only attack moose.

    Tragic, really.

  4. I’m hoping we see a squirrel soon. A chipmunk. A robin. A crocus. SOMETHING.

    • My tulips bloomed today. I didn’t plant them… they came with the place and have been showing up every year whether I want them to or not. But usually right after they bloom, we get smacked with our annual late March snowstorm…

  5. must have moose brains? 😀

  6. markbialczak says:

    Zombie Squirrel from Nerdy. Awesome collection today, Bill.

  7. Woohoo for zombie squirrels! 😀 I am ridiculously excited that you’ve shared my picture of an undead fuzzy!

    • And I am ridiculously happy that you allowed me to share zombie squirrel! I love that picture, and that squirrel! Though I do hope he keeps a safe distance from me… 😉

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