If you or your pet have ever disturbed a squirrel’s groove before, you are well aware that the 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!
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!