Squirrels can move pretty fast when they want to…. but this is ridiculous! I anticipated this squirrel jumping out of my birdbath “feeder” just right to catch him in midair. That blurry gray shape you see in the lower middle section of that photo is supposedly that squirrel. You can make out the tail and the back half of his body… but apparently the rest of him got sucked into a wormhole somewhere. What does the fifth dimension look like there, pal?
Then again… this is probably just my usual shitty photography aided by the overcast skies that dominated my time off last week. There’s a Saturday Squirrel in this photo…. you’ll have to take my word for it.
Have a great weekend everyone! If the forecasters are correct I’ll be buried in snow by the time this post goes live…
They ARE very fast…and flashy. Happy weekend.
I don’t mind the fast… but I hate getting flashed by a squirrel in my own backyard.
Bwahaha! Don’t knock it till you try it.
Nobody wants to see my nuts…
Something about the photo of supersonic squirrel just makes me laugh. I like it a lot.
Hope you can stay in and warm, stay off the roads. I saw the news for up your way…wow! My daughter lives in KC and they’ve got it there too.
It wasn’t quite as bad as predicted, and the roads are already in pretty decent shape. What isn’t in shape in the store I work at… nobody will have to do any grocery shopping for the next couple weeks I’ll bet.
I’ve got loads of photos of squirrels with no squirrel in, the speed they move.
I would love to see you attempt to justify that a picture counts as a photo of a squirrel without a squirrel in it. It would make for great courtroom drama…
That’s crazy! It looks like a stick, not a squirrel!
I’m so jealous of your snow. We haven’t seen a single flake here all “winter” and it’s looking like we never will. Maybe ever. Year after year of no winter. It’s pissing me off! Not that it’s that unusual. I spent my entire childhood pissed off about our lack of snow.
We had two and a half years worth of relatively snowless winters… and then we get a snowy April and November (WTF?) and our first real snowstorm in five years. When it finally does snow up there, it will probably be the first of many. That seems to be the way it works. Hopefully all the cute snow pictures I got the past couple mornings that I’ll be posting over the next few weeks can be a small comfort for you…
Yes, seeing cute little squirrel faces in the snow will definitely cheer me up. I ended up being pretty happy with the weather yesterday because it was sunny and 60 degrees. As much as I love cold weather, I can’t complain about that! I’ll be back to envying your snow by Wednesday when the rain returns though.
If you showed that photo to anyone but “Nest Followers” they’d never guess that was a squirrel in that FLASH of FUR. As for snow, we’re waiting for our first flake to fall – supposed to be any second now and it’s looking rather ominous so I’m thinking it’s here soon. We’ll get 4-6-ish inches of snow through Sunday afternoon. Our first “real” snow. At least we’re READY.
Our 6-10 was much closer to the 6 (About 6 and a half by my ruler Saturday morning… though it melted a bit yesterday and now is snowing bigger flakes this morning!) I’ll bet the store shelves there look a lot like ours do. Today, there is not a single egg in our entire Mecca, and won’t be until tomorrow morning’s delivery! I have never seen that before…
NO EGGS???? Is the world coming to an end???? That is unusual – I thought it was milk and bread that flew off the shelf not eggs!!
Eggs completes the unholy trinity of Snowmageddon. We’ve always called it the French Toast Syndrome. I still don’t understand why those items exactly…. of course, we also discovered our taco shell counter got completely wiped as well. Maybe people like their French toast in a shell…
Or perhaps they like “multi-national” meals when it’s snowy……FRENCH toast in a TACO shell?????? Of course never say never when it comes to food combos. Might be DELISH!
I have a couple of shots exactly like that. One stretched out squirrel — with his head missing.
I don’t quite understand how that works, but headless fuzzy squirrels seem to be a common motion blur trick. One of my favorites has the squirrel quite literally looking like he’s run through a wormhole…