This Bag Is Not A Toy!

Everything is a toy to a squirrel.

That famous warning graces almost every plastic bag in the known universe thanks to lawyers conspiring against Darwinism.  What child (or possum) doesn’t love to wrap their head up in a nice, pretty plastic bag so that their face looks so neat and shiny when they end up on the slab at the morgue.  Unfortunately, while they are very fluent in a language we will never understand, squirrels can’t read.  Literacy is not a requirement for them to find food, shelter, and a mate to perpetuate the species… and their somewhat truncated lifespans do not allow time for 12 years of needless education other than learning how to avoid hawks and cats.  I guess I will have to help a furry friend out….


I don’t know what that stupid two footer is yelling about… but I’m just checking to make sure the yellow and blue make green seal is working.

Sigh…. so much for trying to help this week’s Saturday Squirrel understand the dangers of plastic bags.  Well, he may be illiterate and not understand English, but he’s still got some street smarts…

Looks like he’s chewed a safety hole in the bag.

Hey, that worked when we’d collect jars of fireflies as a kid…. kind of….

Have a great weekend everyone!


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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11 Responses to This Bag Is Not A Toy!

  1. draliman says:

    Phew, at least he’ll be okay with his safety hole. But what about all the other critters who don’t know any better (or even him, if he hadn’t randomly torn the bag)? Don’t litter, people 😦

    • I can vouch for our species this one time and state emphatically that this squirrel is guilty of dragging that bag out of the trash can behind him. This was the litterbug partner of the squirrel I posted a couple months ago that found the tray of processed cheese goop…

  2. noelleg44 says:

    Plastic bags are anathema to all wild animals. A good reminder to PICK UP YOUR TRASH!

    • This is very true, although the bag was removed from the trash can by the very squirrel chewing on it. The cans at our park do not have tops on them to prevent animals from rummaging around in them.,,.,

  3. I bet he would have solved the problem anyway by chewing a hole in it!

  4. I think there was some kind of leftover TREAT in that bag that was irresistible to Mr. Squirrel and while he DOES know the dangers of plastic bags, sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and gnaw a hole in to get at the goodies.


  5. Trisha says:

    Awww, so cute! Squirrels are so good at chewing holes in bags and I have tons of peanut-shell dust in my carpet to prove it!

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