This week’s Saturday squirrel jumped over the bird!
And perhaps a subtle reminder to my American readers that this is the weekend we “spring forward” into that flaming hellhole of timefuckery called Daylight Savings Time…
Have a great weekend everyone!
Bird jumping…….a Squirrel-ympics sport I think!
We’ll have to bring in an ostrich for the high jump…
You get the best squirrel in action shots! I think you might have more acrobatic squirrels too. Lately I’ve spent a lot of time watching my lazy gang with the birds and they just kind of indirectly charge the birds to get them out of their way.
“Flaming hellhole of timefuckery” LOL! That description got my day started with a good laugh.
Maybe if your squirrels were swarmed by birds like the poor squirrels at the park were last Tuesday, they’d get a little more aggressive with them. The countless grackles were getting on the squirrels’ (and my) last nerves! I’d like to have banished them all to the flaming hellhole of timefuckery!
Love the photo! Great capture.
Daylight “saving” time? Now there’s an outmoded idea that belongs with whale-bone corsets, horse-drawn buggies and child-brides. Why we can’t just nail it down to standard escapes me …
Because all the “experts” say it saves energy, and you aren’t allowed to argue with the experts…. even if the studies mostly show that they’re wrong. As long as the world is run by men who like to play 7:30 PM rounds of golf (and mothers who conversely don’t want their kids waiting for the bus in the dark each winter) we’ll be stuck with the DST switcheroo…
“Flaming hellhole of dumbfuckery’ indeed! 😡 I’m glad the squirrel accurately judged the distance and speed required to leap over that robin. Robins are fairly aggressive, and Mr/Ms Squirrel coulda got a peck in their soft parts….
When clearing a bird, you definitely want to leave extra clearance to ensure the pecker is out of pecking range…
LOL @ time fuckery, I am so going to use that, I will of course give you credit to anyone who I say it to in the form of….”Time fuckery, as my pal the Evil Squirrel would say!”
I bear no responsibility should they lock you up in a padded room for admitting you have a pal named Evil Squirrel!
But but but……..
You know, this time change was supposed to help “farmers.” Except every farmer I’ve met has pointed out that the cow still wants to be milked at the same time every day, no matter what the clock says. Someone should DO SOMETHING ABOUT THOSE COWS!
My flying squirrels are very wily. I love them dearly, but there are so MANY OF THEM and they eat a lot more than regular squirrels. I bet you didn’t think any squirrel could eat MORE than regular squirrels who never seem to stop eating, but I swear those flyers just suck the seeds right out of the feeders. And so reluctantly, we are bringing the feeders inside at night. We’re leaving out the trays of seeds, but the hanging feeders which have the more expensive food come in. I simply can’t feed them 5 lbs. of seeds every night. Sad, but true. I cannot support an entire colony of flying squirrels. It’s particularly strange because I never SEE them.
The time change was always about people getting to play golf in the evenings after work. That’s why Woodrow Wilson wanted to keep it in effect after WWI ended, only to get shot down by his successor. Humans don’t want to adjust to nature, we want nature to adjust to us…. so we find a way to divine the sun to “stay out” an hour longer rather than….. you know, just adjust our schedules each summer so that we actually take advantage of the longer days rather than sleep all morning…
The bird remains unfazed by the squirrel’s antics. He’s seen it all before…
Probably the tenth time just that day a squirrel hopped over him…
It’s a bird…. It’s a plane.. it’s Super Squirrel!
Able to leap tall birds in a single bound!
Absolutely! Who are the people who want to KEEP this ridiculous time change bullsh*t? Nobody I know, not even the farmers! Great action shot of Squirrel-Zam!
I still call BS on farmers having anything to do with the existence of daylight savings time. They have to deal too much with animals who live their lives by the sun, like we should! I’ll bet farmers back in the day didn’t even have clocks!
And their tractors all have lights now!
Jump over me at your own risk.
High hurdles! Nice capture.