Emergency Broadcast System

SQUAWK! JABBER! BARK! Whatever sound a squirrel makes…

In nature’s circle of life, squirrels take up a spot firmly in the prey category of animal species.  Because so many other critters are out to make a meal out of their acorn-fed flesh, the normally antisocial squirrels have to stick together to ensure their collective survival… and that means screaming like a banshee from upon high for all to hear whenever they sense oncoming danger.  When I hear the now familiar screeches of the squirrel distress call (Which some people might confuse with a bird call), I scan around the ground and almost always find one of the local cats on the prowl….. usually not paying the least attention to the squirrels milling about.

Last week while I was taking photos out my back window, this guy felt the need to climb up onto the wires and let ‘er rip like an air raid siren.  I saw nothing that he might have perceived as a threat…. but that didn’t stop almost five straight minutes of obnoxiously loud squirrel chatter.  What’s your deal, dude?

Enemy spotted!!! It’s the Squirrel Pervert!!!

Oh please, let’s not take that lame gag into my sacred Saturday Squirrel series!

Put some earplugs in, and 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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17 Responses to Emergency Broadcast System

  1. Rivergirl says:

    Love the second shot.
    Who… me?

  2. mydangblog says:

    Our squirrels have discovered Atlas, our puppy, and now we hear the siren regularly. He doesn’t actually have any interest in bothering them, but they don’t know that!

  3. I think squirrels “chitter” (the noise they make). I’ve only ever once heard that air raid siren screeching and it was at my old house. I’d gotten a gray squirrel that came each day to visit, and he/she didn’t like my dogs. The squirrel would sit on the top of my fence and I swear, taunt the dogs, who would go wild. I suppose it’s a case of better the noise than death, right?

  4. Those tails are amazing. Looking healthy, well-fed and devoid of encounters with cats.

  5. We hear the sirens frequently because there are a bazillion squirrels in our woods…..they warn each other if we’re outside, if Teddy’s outside, if a deer/groundhog/skunk/etc. is around. They do enjoy keeping each other informed!


  6. Mer O'Leary says:

    It goes something like…twank twank twank…

  7. draliman says:

    That curved tail across the back shows him to be today’s designated guard squirrel.

  8. What’s with the yellow belly dust? 🐿

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