Photo taken: May 9, 2014
Squirrels aren’t the most social creatures in the world… generally more willing to pick fights with each other than sit around a bowl of acorns and catch up on old times. And of course, mating season is mating season… but besides the showmanship and competition over the babes, it’s largely just wham bam thank you ma’am. The tender side of squirrels is one that is very rarely seen… but these two seem to be taking a little time out of their busy lives for some romance. I am reasonably sure this is the only time I have ever seen a squirrel couple actually cuddling before. Awwwwww! This is just one of several photos I took in this series, the full set of which can be found here.