Jaws

Mama said never to talk with my mouth full of nuts.

Mama said to never talk with my mouth full of nuts.

If you or your pet have ever disturbed a squirrel’s groove before, you are well aware that sqturday squirrel logothe critters have big mouths.  They will jibber and jabber and shower you with every curse word in the sciurine dictionary… and probably even a few loose acorns for good measure.  Squirrels can certainly flap their jaws with the best of them.

But you may not be aware of just how amazing a contraption the sciurine mandible really is.  Look at the size of that nut in this Saturday Squirrel’s mouth!!!  That’s no little acorn, that’s a shelled delight that would break even the hardiest nutcracker!  How the heck did he get all the way up the tree while toting that massive treasure between his teeth?  I’d say this fuzzy little furball was carrying the weight of the world in his mouth… but then I saw his friend who was climbing up behind him, and….. holy crap!

Ummmmm.... Serena Williams would like her tennis ball back.

Ummmmm…. Serena Williams would like her tennis ball back.

He can’t even get his jaws completely around that pool ball sized nut, and yet he’s getting up that tree with it like it’s just a tiny acorn!  Who needs opposable thumbs when you’ve got a super flexible steel trap for a mouth?  Here’s to all those wide-mouthed Saturday Squirrels who don’t need a delivery truck to get the family sized edibles safely back to their nests upon high!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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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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19 Responses to Jaws

  1. imagine we had to climb on a tree with a 6-pack of beer in our mouth… we probably would fail :o)
    they are artists :o)

  2. How in the world do you get some of these photos? But I’m still laughing about the 6-pack of beer comment from easyweimaraner. Every once in a while I see one carrying an orange up an oak tree but I’m never in shot of any kind of photo. I am in awe of yours.

    My favorite squirrel sits on my back deck and chatters, and jabbers and complains LOUDLY of the existence of me (the one who leaves it food sometimes) and the cats ALL MORNING LONG. I have never, ever heard such loud squirrels. In fact, before I moved here 7 years ago I didn’t know squirrels made more than an occasional peep. Holy Squirrel Crap – these guys are non-stop. But they’re soooooooo cute.

    • I spent a couple hours at the park yesterday morning, and didn’t get much in the way of great photos (And missed many, many, MANY opportunities for great shots… like when seven squirrels all ran out of the same tree right in front of me like someone had set in on fire!)… but with enough squirrels and enough time, you will always get something you’ve never captured before. The nut weightlifting twins were the prize of my trip!

      I wasn’t aware squirrels were loudmouths until I began paying attention to them a few years ago. Buried somewhere in my archive are some (not too great quality) pics I took maybe a year or so ago of one who was very high up in a tree a couple yards down the street and barking to raise the dead! I could hear him inside my house from maybe 100 feet away and just as far up!

  3. How amazing is this ! Serena would be shocked to see her tennis ball tucked in tiny jaws.

  4. I’m going to try running around the back forty with a wine bottle clenched in my teeth. That way, I’ll see if I have what it take to be a squirrel. If it doesn’t work out, I can stop, uncork the wine, and drown my sorrow. That’s my plan, anyway. Maybe I’ll have some more coffee first 🙂

    • I’ll bet if you did that, you’d have a bunch of people like me stopping to take pictures of you as well! Then they would use their phones to call the men in the white coats, which would suck because now you’d have to share the wine…

  5. JackieP says:

    If we had to carry all our food like they do we could all be skinny too! Whew. What a mouthful they have. 🙂

  6. Great providers! 😀

  7. Trisha says:

    Amazing! I’ve seen them cram two or three peanuts in their mouth and run away with them but I’ve never seen them with anything the size of those acorns. Of course some things, like my sunflowers, they just rip into bite-sized pieces.

  8. Blue62 says:

    Those walnuts (the big green one) aren’t light, even for a human (having been hit by a few, throwing them around at work….)
    That little guy must be tough!

    • I’m horribly ignorant on my nuts for a squirrel, so thanks for identifying that tennis ball. If they have a World’s Strongest Squirrel competition, I’m going to try to get that guy entered…

  9. reocochran says:

    I actually was surprised at this ability, E.S. wow!!

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