Bark In The Park

Mmmmmm, I feel better already!

Mmmmmm, I feel better already!

Since Photobucket decided to take the day off yesterday and not give me access to my voluminous albums full of sciurine photography to adequately prepare my Saturday post, I had to settle for flipping through what I sqturday squirrel logostill had on my computer and stopped at this picture….

Is that squirrel chewing on the bark of that tree!?!?

Maybe, maybe not… but either way, don’t knock it until you try it.  Chewing on willow bark is a great way to get some free salicylate acid in your body, which is the active ingredient in aspirin!  Maybe this squirrel woke up with a hangover from eating too many beer nuts, or just had one of those headaches THIS BIG!  This week’s Saturday Squirrel knows how to get around the high cost of medications and health insurance…

Have a great weekend 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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20 Responses to Bark In The Park

  1. Gosh……I have a headache this morning……..I think I’ll go gnaw on a tree……………..on the other hand, bacon and eggs sounds better.

    Pam

  2. franhunne4u says:

    Somehow I knew, the moment I read you alluring to aspirin, that there would be a hungover squirrel …

  3. Merbear74 says:

    I’ll just be outside licking that tree…

  4. I am sure, that animals know medicines in the nature, because they have survived. Great photo.

  5. Yup, it’s true, squirrels chew my gigantic maple tree to smithereens all year long. The little scamps!

  6. Willow bark tea is an old, old recipe for breaking a fever. We used to know this stuff, but when CVS opened, we forgot everything. So nowadays, I guess we should do our medical consults with a sagacious squirrel 🙂

  7. I like those cute little ears.

  8. JackieP says:

    Well, that’s one smart squirrel. Of course I prefer my willow bark cooked and steeped in water but what do I know? 😉

  9. draliman says:

    Mmm, salicylate acid nom nom nom.

  10. Trisha says:

    Squirrels are so amazing in their ability to just casually hang on the side of a tree like that!

    I could use some willow bark. I’ve had a headache for over a week and it just won’t go away. Maybe I should ask my squirrels where they get their willow bark! 🙂

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