As an arboreal species that has the amazing ability to climb, run and leap through trees as easily as we might walk on a sidewalk, a squirrel needs some pretty good claws that are good at both clinging to rough surfaces, but that will also release their grip at a moment’s notice. It takes a pretty special set of nails to accomplish tree climbing with the greatest of ease… but this squirrel’s set of claws! Holy crap, he looks like he just wandered off the set of some cheesy slasher flick where squirrels dive bomb unsuspecting people from above and scratch them to death! Those daggers on his right paw would make even Freddy Krueger envious! Those might come in handy for slicing and dicing acorns… but I’d also fear for my life if this guy were around! Come on, Mr. Squirrel… would a pedicure every once in a while be totally out of the question?
Uhhh, I better get out of here before this week’s Saturday Squirrel turns this scene into Friday the 13th!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Are we sure this isn’t the squirrel version of Wolverine?
Aw, man! I didn’t even think of Wolverine! Yes, he could be…
I wouldn’t worry about getting slashed until you see your squirrel friends with a mani/pedi. Then you’ll know they are serious about their nails. Great photos.
They may as well paint their nails too, so I could get some truly fab squirrel photos….
Recently I was standing under a palm tree and a squirrel dropped down, barely missing me. It was a long fall but he righted itself and ran away. I hadn’t heard about the movie.
Beware of falling squirrels, next 14 miles.
I’ve watched them climb up a brick wall lickety split. Impressive even when they’ve done something destructive prompting them to escape someone’s wrath.
Fortunately, most squirrels are perfect angels who would never need to improvise an off-road escape route…
Oh sure…and I suppose you’re with the government and here to help too, right? #destructivesquirrels
EEEK…….I recognize that guy – isn’t he Sherman Scissorhands…….????
I don’t think he likes being called Sherman. I certainly wouldn’t call him Sherman if I were “within reach”….
Yikes! I would be very nervous around the squirrels if that guy was hanging around my house! I can’t decide if I would name him Freddy Krueger or Edward Scissorhands though…. Hm, I think Edward. Give him the benefit of the doubt in the murderous tendencies department.
Give a squirrel the benefit of the doubt… HA! This squirrel might be able to scare off Gary……. maybe.
BWAHAHAHAH!! I watched a crappy remake of “Around the World In 80 Days” the other night. It’s entitled “Rat Race” (for no discernible reason). It had a great cast, but was poorly done, relying on mostly physical humor type jokes. Anyway there’s a squirrel segment in there featuring Kathy Bates. I think I pissed myself (a little) because I was roaring so hard. It was really, really funny. And it might anger the serious squirrel worshipper (like yourself). NOBODY would dress up a squirrel in a sailor outfit or flower bedecked moo-moo would they? Those claws provide one really really good reason to treat squirrels with respect and give them dignity. (no squirrels were harmed in the making of that film. Just humans. Deservedly so from a certain perspective). I still laughed. My bad.
Geez, Kathy Bates works right into the horror theme of this post! Squirrel of questionable fashion taste with razor sharp claws or a psychotic woman wielding a sledgehammer….. pick your poison.
Darn the government and their squirrel weaponisation programme…
If the government is involved, then there has to be nukes involved somehow. Wait, are those really acorns he’s dropping from the tree…..?????
Nice claws but still absolutely precious and the definition of cuteness.
He’s the cutest little shredder you’ve ever seen….
They do have astonishing little hands and feet and they are amazingly agile in using them.
Furry little ninjas!
I once saw a squirrel crawling down the side of a 30 story condo building. It was amazing and terrifying all at the same time. We were all standing at the window of our office watching until it got to a ledge and disappeared around the corner. Incredible!
The Amazing Spidersquirrel!!!!!