That famous language arts mnemonic about the importance of proper comma usage apparently applies to more than just pandas these days. I caught this guy last week in my front yard tree enjoying nothing less than a little piece of prime foliage. Is there a nut shortage in my neighborhood I should know about? Perhaps he hasn’t been getting enough roughage? What would possess a squirrel to start munching on a leaf of all things?
I’m pretty sure I’ve read before that leaves provide a source of water for squirrels when there isn’t a conveniently located puddle, or when lazy people like me won’t put any water in the birdbath. Come to think of it, after an April and early May in which at times it seemed like it might never stop raining, the weather’s been much drier lately. And since squirrels don’t have the money to waste on bottled water like humans do, I guess leaves are the only way to go to keep from shriveling up into a cute, fuzzy little dustpile…
I guess after last week’s junk food post, we must provide equal time with a Saturday Squirrel who isn’t afraid to partake of a healthy meal!
Have a great weekend everyone!