Vincent Van Squirrel

I smell nasty human in the air again!

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?

Huh? Did you say something down there?

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?

Does this look like an illusion to you?

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!


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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12 Responses to Vincent Van Squirrel

  1. 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!

  2. Rivergirl says:

    Awww …. poor little guy.

  3. 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.

  4. Aww maybe he was born that way, one never knows. Or maybe he’s in Squirrel Fight Club, which might explain why. 🐿🐿

  5. draliman says:

    Poor little chap. Must’ve been quite a scrap!

  6. Trisha says:

    Poor little guy. Any chance Tufts of Love could come up with an ear for him?

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