Cheese Please!

Lookie what I found!

Nature generally provides squirrels with enough flora-manufactured munchies to keep them from starving to death in their own nests.  These foods are normally produced in such abundance, that the critters will actually bury them for later retrieval since they can’t possibly eat them all at once.

But sometimes, even squirrels are in the mood for something different.  Like their nocturnal critter brethren, squirrels are no strangers to scavenging through the trash for that most unhealthy of discarded comestibles that veterinarians appropriately dub “people food.”  My most recent journey to the park was halted for nearly 20 minutes as I watched two squirrels undo much of the garbage that the human visitors actually bothered to throw away in one of the giant 55 gallon barrel trash cans.  One squirrel in particular found himself quite a treat…

squirrel eating cheese

I wonder what this creamy yellow substance is the two-footers love so much?

What he uncovered was one of those little snack packs where you dip crackers into some goopy amber colored glop that can apparently legally be called cheese!  And he was gonna feast upon the remnants of that chemically produced, polysaturated mixture… not that there’s anything wrong with that.

squirrel eating cheese

I hope this won’t stain my teeth…

squirrel eating cheese

Damn, this is some good shit!

SLURP!

squirrel eating cheese

I wonder what acorns would taste like dipped in this stuff?

squirrel eating cheese tongue

Squirrel tongue!!!!!!!!

Geez, don’t make a pig of yourself!

BURP! I’m gonna have to make a visit to the grocery store to get more of this!

The Nest salutes this week’s easy, breezy and very cheesy Saturday Squirrel!  Snacking on junk food never looked so cute…

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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26 Responses to Cheese Please!

  1. oh boy what a trashure you dound little squirrel… I’ve found such a thingy too… but it was empty!!!! greedy humans…

  2. That’s so cute…..what a nice snack….one man’s trash is another squirrel’s treasure!

    Pam

    • There are starving squirrels in the park who are very happy we don’t completely clean out our food packages. And it’s a convenient way to get around those “Don’t feed the squirrels” regulations!

  3. Aw, he’s so cute. He’s missing a piece of his left ear. He’s scrappy, too.

    • I’ve captured a few park squirrels with very cleanly notched ears in the past, so I’m thinking there’s some kind of marking/testing/research going on that accounts for it. I don’t think I’ve ever noticed a squirrel with “body mods” in my neighborhood or anywhere outside of the park…

  4. draliman says:

    Wow, so someone enjoys that stuff! He’ll regret it tomorrow…

  5. Merbear74 says:

    That is adorable! You should buy him a jar of cheez whiz, he’d love you forever!

  6. What a cutie. Everybody likes a little artificial cheese flavor every once in a while. I’m sure the treat made him think of school lunches when he was just a kit.

    • That would be funny if squirrels had little store-bought packages with acorns and fake cheese as kiddie snacks….

      • I give mine snacks (sunflower seeds, peanuts, corn) but they’re picky and don’t appreciate anything. They’re asshole but they’re cute which makes them even bigger assholes. Sigh. Well, except the ones who eat oranges. They’re ok.

  7. Why are we surprised that they like JUNK food? Why not? Yum. All those chemicals, salt. The really GOOD stuff!!

  8. Ally Bean says:

    Wonderful photos. So the love of junk food transcends all, eh?

  9. Ladybuggz says:

    It’s criminal what they call cheese now! Ugh!..Good photo’s! The missing parts of ears are probably due to spring fever fighting….Happy squirrel haunting! (oops! I mean hunting!) lol. 🙂

  10. Squirrels are thieving hoodlums. At least the ones in my hood are. I experienced another break-in over the weekend. Little bastard ate a big hole in the window screen to the kitchen. Guess that Monkey Bread was just too delicious smelling to not try. The last time it was a package of brownie bites. Grrr. On the plus side, I’m getting decent at re-screening the windows. 😝

  11. Trisha says:

    Aw, so cute! He really looks like he was enjoying that. It makes me want to leave some junk food out to see if my squirrel friends will eat it.

    • That was the first time I’d ever seen a squirrel eat anything other than corn or nuts! My sister got a picture of one eating a taco shell once… though even that would seem more logical than that nasty fake cheese in those snack packages. Of course, I don’t know what the end result of this indulgence was on this squirrel… its innards might not have been ready for manmade cheese dip!

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