The Butcher Of Wilson Park

The Ear Notch Bandit strikes again!

I’ve posted several photos before of the local park squirrels sporting rather stylish and definitely unnatural notches cut into their ears.  While squirrels are quite scrappy and will sometimes leave a bit of themselves behind after a fight, the sciurine body mods being rocked by the denizens of my park seemed to be too perfect to be anything but manmade.  It was suggested by a commenter that the city was probably sterilizing squirrels to control the population and were marking those who’d already gone under the knife with an ear notch.  OK, fine.  But the squirrel up above, who I ran into on my most recent trip to the park this Thursday, seems to have gotten quite the whack job on his ear.  Come on… even Vincent Van Gogh didn’t mutilate himself that much!  What kind of a look is that!?!?  From this perspective, the dangling tip of his ear almost takes on the appearance of a demon horn.  I guess this week’s Saturday Squirrel will be a hit at the Halloween party next month anyway, especially if he can get the other ear to match…

Poor guy.  Have a great weekend, and beware of the butcher!

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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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15 Responses to The Butcher Of Wilson Park

  1. Trisha says:

    That is one nasty ear notch! Maybe your park has a creepy squirrel who likes to keep trophies from his victims and this squirrel was able to get away before the attacker could rip off the chunk of ear entirely. And now the serial ear notcher is sitting in his nest, looking at his ear chunks, thinking about the one that got away.

  2. OUCH….squirrel fight resulting in a partial earectomy. Poor guy…..or girl. It’s a distinctive look alright but I doubt it will catch on with the others as a fashion statement.

    Pam

  3. Yeah, I’m not buying that city involvement/multillation thing here. No city worker is that messed up…are they?

  4. Are you sure that isn’t some crazed vampire squirrel? Or maybe a long lost species of bat?
    Then again every single male cat I’ve ever has eventually ended up with an ear notch so it kind of makes sense a pissed off squirrel would have one too.

  5. That’s quite a piece of missing ear …

  6. draliman says:

    It’s a fashion statement. It’s the squirrel equivalent of those massive earlobe holes some humans have.

  7. noelleg44 says:

    I think those ears are cute!

  8. Merbear74 says:

    Looks like he saying “that’s all, folks.”
    Poor little dude.

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