One thing that shows up in a lot of my photos I take of the squirrels at my town’s local park are ear notches. While a number of my readers often attribute these emo looking body modifications to scraps with other squirrels or even predators, I’ve always argued the ones I catch on film are too clean to be anything but manmade… some type of marking system as part of a trap and release program.
This squirrel looks like he may have a tiny notch on his ear. Hey little guy! What’s the story about that mark on your ear?
OK…. now that is clearly NOT manmade. At least I’d hope it isn’t. Good grief, Mr. Squirrel, what in the hell happened to your right ear!?!? Is that maybe just an odd illusion from the angle I’m taking the picture at?
Oh dear, this poor squirrel is having to go through life with only one ear. Van Gogh would be proud, but then again, he was a certified nutcase. Friends, Roman, countrymen, lend this week’s Saturday Squirrel your ears. Literally…
Have a great weekend everyone!
Oh it does look like this little guy has only one ear…..must have been quite a tussle he was in to lose one ear and notch the other. OR maybe he was born that way…I hope “Vincent” is healthy and happy even if he’s semi-earless!
I didn’t even notice his lack of an ear until I uploaded the photos at home. I’m not all that convinced he really is missing an ear, but I sure can’t figure out where it would be hiding in not one but two pictures I got of that side of his head!
Awww …. poor little guy.
I need to see if anyone makes prosthetics for squirrels…
Maybe some of the gang members from my ‘hood are migrating to yours (we gotta get that dang wall built). 😈 As squirrels are pretty territorial, it’s probably the result of a Sharks vs. Jets rumble.
And I had no idea squirrels played hockey…..
Aww maybe he was born that way, one never knows. Or maybe he’s in Squirrel Fight Club, which might explain why. 🐿🐿
Well, I guess he won’t be talking about why his ear got that way then…
Poor little chap. Must’ve been quite a scrap!
He’ll have quite a story to tell the others at the pub…. at least until the one armed squirrel walks in…
Poor little guy. Any chance Tufts of Love could come up with an ear for him?
LOL!!! Yeah, I think Hottie will rip a new ear for him off of a mangy possum…