Danger Squirrel

That warning sign does not apply to me!

That warning sign does not apply to me!

When I was a kid, I was fascinated with telephone poles… and since I grew up in a day when it was merely chalked up to Darwinism any time a kid got themselves hurt or killed doing something stupid, a number of these utility poles still had those climbing spikes on sqturday squirrel logothem… some of which were temptingly close to the ground for any bored adventurous kid to scale.  That included the pole that was on the playground of my elementary school… I once got halfway up the pole before I figured it might be wise to scamper back down before a teacher caught me since corporal punishment was also still politically correct at the time.

Squirrels need no ladders or crude steps to venture up a telephone pole.  If it’s wood, it’s good for any upwardly mobile sciurine.  This week’s Saturday Squirrel is not only hoisting himself up the pole in my backyard, but even doing so while carrying something tasty in his mouth.  Now that’s multitasking!

Just be careful once you get up among all that high voltage, buddy.  I’ve had to remove a few charred furry carcasses from my yard over the years…

Why don't you try coming up here and getting me, Mr. Safety Pants!

Why don’t you try coming up here and getting me, Mr. Safety Pants!

And no, these aren’t pictures of the same squirrel…. or even the same pole.  I just needed a squirrel upon high reference to wrap up this post…

Have a high flying weekend everyone!


About evilsquirrel13

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

  1. I agree… be careful little squirrel not only too much love can kill, too much power is also not good :o) my silly mom always pressed her ear on the phone poles to hear the phone calls of the neighborhood :o)

    • LOL! I was able to do that at one time with a police scanner back in the day when everyone first started using cordless phones. It was like having a read-only party line…

  2. draliman says:

    I’m worried for the little squirrel now. I hope he’ll be okay.

  3. Trisha says:

    It’s truly amazing how squirrels can run right up a tree or pole. They make it look so easy too. It’s too bad they can’t read “danger high voltage” signs though. Poor charred little dudes….

  4. Whenever I see birds or squirrels on those wires, I shudder. Then I realize my own little doggies are happily chewing on the electrical cords and I decide to just give up thinking. Yikes. Danger Squirrel indeed!!

    • I’ve heard touching one wire is harmless, which is why most of the time birds and squirrels don’t get zapped. You don’t want to touch two at one time. Most fried squirrels end up hitting the part where a transformer links to an overhead wire. They must be pretty good at avoiding lethal contact though, because with all of the squirrels I have in my neighborhood, I’ve only had three die at the hands of my backyard pole in 6 years.

  5. my boy and his friends are “climbers” I wonder if squirell Moms get stressed with their offspring’s shenanygans?

  6. markbialczak says:

    Now I have to picture a squirrel wearing an orange vest and a hard hat with a bit of furry crack showing out of the back of the worker’s jeans, Bill, because I don’t want to imagine you as a kid halfway up that damn thing.

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