You’re probably tired of hearing about stumping during this election year, so today I’m going to talk about stumping as it relates to squirrels. See this light-tailed fellow I captured while I was out on my walk Tuesday morning? What’s he doing there? Did he jump up on that stump because he knows it’s a great place to pose for a cute photo op? Was he hoping to get a better view of traffic before scurrying over to the other side of the street? Maybe that stump was once his home? One thing that’s a given about a tree stump is that it used to be the foundation for a mighty arboreal structure. Perhaps this squirrel’s ancestors once nested in that tree before it became a nuisance to the homeowner, and he was visiting the sciurine version of “the old country?”
We’ll never know, because squirrels don’t talk… at least not to me. But we can say for certain that this little stumper gets the honor of being this week’s Saturday Squirrel!
Have a great weekend everyone, especially all you dads out there!