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!