The weather last Monday morning wasn’t fit for neither man nor beast, as overnight rains turned my town with its notoriously poor drainage system into Water World. There was at least one critter who was bound and determined not to let the adverse and dangerous conditions keep him inside, though. What’s a little water when there is food to be scavenged. And what better time to do it when everyone else is hiding in their nests? Like your mother always told you, a little water won’t kill you…
Good luck staying dry, O adventurous Saturday Squirrel.
Have a great weekend everyone!
A guy’s gotta go to the grocery store to feed his family whether it’s raining or nut – – er – – I mean “not”. I was going to say something about marinated nuts being tastier but – well – you know.
I just hope he washes them first. Nobody likes dirty nuts…
Happy Weekend to you, too.
They’re just like the post office… neither rain, nor sleet , nor snow.
Nor giant lakes that might pop up overnight. I hope he had some floaties in case he fell in….
He’s probably got a little canoe stashed away there somewhere. He got in and rowed around for a bit just after you and your camera went home…
Around here, the squirrel would more than likely lay back on a giant inflatable tube with a six pack of brew. And I’d be upset if I had to pick up the cans out of my yard the next day…
Aw, the poor squirrel didn’t have enough sense to come in out of the rain. Well I guess he DID at that, eventually!
I’ve seen them sit out on a branch in the rain and just get drenched. Not sure why they’d do that, but wet squirrel looks as shaggy as wet dog…
Love that last photo in particular! Talk about giving you the evil eye. 👁
Better than giving me the evil finger….
That is one brave squirrel to venture out in that without a life jacket! We had rain last Saturday and all the squirrels stayed holed up in their nests until it stopped.
Our squirrels are probably a bit confused since they don’t usually have to prepare for floods, which we’ve now had two of in the past month. I was really hoping I could catch one swimming in my temporary lake… I think they can swim.
I’ve always assumed they can swim. It sounds like the ones in your neck of the woods had better learn if they don’t already know how!
Our rain is supposed to start tomorrow. And continue until it stops. Whenever that happens.
Find some high ground little buddy! I’m surprised to see him on the ground and not up in some tree. Cute little squirrel.
He needs a tiny rowboat! We’ve been getting crazy rain here too, but our guys are staying on higher ground ie up in the walnut trees.
Maybe he can break out the small motorboat and skies like his relative from the 1970’s to get around. Or he just likes being that rebel squirrel of his nest, doing things the others won’t. Either way, it’s a cutie running around in the wet.
Cute, little guy. I see them out here in the pouring rain, too. They look like wet rats. It’s probably like a cold shower to them and a chance to get clean.
He needs a fluffy towel and a cup-o-soup!