Oftentimes when I visit the local park with the express purpose of adding to my already voluminous squirrel photo archive, I worry that… in over five years of taking thousands and thousands of pictures of these critters, that I have pretty much seen it all and the day’s mainly going to just be a waste of a good walk. And the first half hour I’m there, it’s almost always uneventful… and I generally have nothing but crappy out of focus pictures of scenery, or boring and redundant shots that aren’t worth the digital film they’re printed on. But invariably, every park trip always gets me something that makes me glad I chose that morning to come… something that I’ve never quite captured before that will be immediately queued into the next Saturday Squirrel feature. I continue to have interest in taking more squirrel photos because they continue to find an almost infinite number of ways to captivate and amaze me….
LOOK AT WHAT THE FUCK I SAW THURSDAY MORNING!!!!
Now given how much I have observed squirrels since I started this blog, I’m not going to quite say I’m an expert on their behavior…. but I’ve seen enough to generally know what they will and won’t do. And while I’ve gotten photos of squirrels briefly hanging upside down as they transit from branch to branch down a tree… I can absolutely say that I have NEVER EVER seen one dangle upside down from a horizontal branch by its rear claws before and just…… well, hang there!!!!
And this wasn’t happening a few feet off the ground where he (or possibly she depending on your interpretation of apparent scuirine genitalia) was in danger of becoming a pinata…. no, they were a good 50-75 feet in the air while performing this absolutely insane acrobatic stunt without a safety net to make up for a potential bad pedicure! And all the while, even enjoying a snack in the process!
The Nest would like to give a standing ovation to crazy Saturday Squirrels like this one who aren’t afraid to pull out all of the stops in an effort to get worldwide exposure on the shittiest squirrel blog on the internet! Our lawyers would also like us to remind you not to attempt any of the stunts you see in this post at home, as this squirrel is quite clearly a trained professional!
Have a great weekend everyone! And don’t let the blood all go to your head…