Here’s another old photo from The Nest’s voluminous squirrel archive that I’m surprised I never posted for a Saturday Squirrel. I just happened to catch this squirrel chase at the exact moment where it appears the chaser is staring right up the chasee’s rear end! You think he’s getting a good view there? His face seems genuinely intent on looking for something hidden in that dark hole, while the poor patient squirrel seems to be embarrassed by the whole thing. I guess even squirrels have to have THAT checkup when they hit a certain age. I’m just glad I didn’t catch this practicing proctologist getting out that dreaded latex glove…
Have a great weekend everyone!
I suspect the “tail-ender” is a dude and the “front-ender” is a lady in heat…. OR the guy in the back is trying to be helpful and remove the errant bit of toilet paper stuck to the nether regions of his friend in front to save him the embarrassment of being seen with an unwanted appendage!
That’s quite possible, and I didn’t even think of it! I also just noticed how conveniently the front squirrel’s tail is lifted for the back squirrel to get a good view ( or sniff!) of things….
Yeah I’d say that qualifies as suspicious behavior…..
It is so sad they never look at a photographer and explain what is happening. I like Pam’s toilet paper idea.
I think toilet paper for squirrels would be leaves, which can be really sticky. Particularly the Fall crunchy kind…
Appears to be getting a good sniff (like dogs). I like Pam’s ‘heat’ idea. Birds do that, too. We have a lot of humpy pigeons around here. The female is just trying to eat, and the male is doing that stupid and obnoxious ‘look at me’ song and dance routine.
Ha! I’ve never thought of pigeons as humpy before…. but I guess even they have to get it on somehow.
That’s all we have around here! It’s kind of gross. I wish they’d take it somewhere private.
No, after you…
Someone is singing “getting to know you …”
Getting to know you a biiiiiit too well. My cat Ody will still sniff Biskit’s butt from time to time. They have lived together for over seven years now. You’d think he’d know the scent by now…. so I guess he just likes doing it.
Around here, we call that a sniffer. Bwahaha.
Gotta properly introduce yourself…