Hot In Herre

My nuts are even boiling in the shade!

While summer’s been kind enough to ease up a bit on my neck of the woods the past week or so, it was pretty damned hot and humid from late May through the middle of this month.  Like any other furry species, the squirrel’s biology allows it to adjust somewhat to the seasonal weather conditions.  There is nothing cuter than a super-fuzzy winter squirrel that has a magnificently furry coat and a tail that would rival even the most extravagant feather boa.  But in the summer… squirrel’s ain’t putting up with that hot and tangled shit!  This mid-July squirrel’s fur is short enough to almost be a crew cut, and check out that tail!  That’s about the bare minimum amount of plumage you’ll ever see on the sciurine caboose.  Even without the light filtering through it, you can easily make out his rat tail.

Here’s to the Saturday Squirrels who know how to keep cool in the hot and muggy Midwestern summers…

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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14 Responses to Hot In Herre

  1. Gotta lighten up for summer – this guy definitely is ready for the heat with his “summer do”……

    Pam

  2. Animal critter’s adaptions to their environment is pretty remarkable. I’ll give that to squirrels.

  3. Poor fellow, he doesn’t look very pretty, but maybe his style is comfortable.

  4. Awwww. Ms Squirrel is still exceptionally cute in her summer fur. I miss the squirrels in the summer. They’re all hiding away in cool (less hot) place. I expect the three ring squirrel circus will start up again in the fall.

    • Yeah, I remember how they practically disappeared during our outrageously hot summer in 2012. Poor things. And they can’t even take a dip in the pool because they need a lifeguard…

  5. It has been really hot all over the place. I have a feeling that the animals are NOT happy about it. The humans sure aren’t!

    • The lizards may be happy about it, but we aren’t exactly crawling with lizards. That said, it’s in the 70’s right now….. the 70’s!!! I expect there to be a chill in the air when it dips into the 60’s tonight!

  6. draliman says:

    I’m glad the squirrels can adapt so easily. I worry about the overly-furred ones in the heat.

    • I think most furred animals naturally shed and have their coats lighten up in thickness as the weather gets warmer. The fact that the hair on my head continues to get thinner and thinner is the most obvious proof of global warming…

  7. Trisha says:

    Awww, this one still manages to look cute even without all the winter fluff! I feel sorry for the little guys because I’m betting those nests built of sticks and leaves don’t have AC units and I would really, really hate summer without one of those.

    • Well, I’ve seen squirrels carry some very large nuts up a tree before, so it’s possible they could lug an AC unit up to their nest. As well as an extension cord to run to my house and sponge off my electric bill!

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