Lightpole Sitta

Big Brother’s new eye in the sky…

Nature made trees for squirrels to use as both a home and a playground.  But we humans have given them something far more dangerous that they seem to enjoy even more…. our electrical infrastructure.  Tall wooden poles connected with narrow wires that squirrels are quite adept at tiptoeing across… if the forest is their housing developments, utility poles are the sciurine interstate highway system.

I wonder what would happen if I licked that?

This is just a random light pole in the local park between a picnic shelter and the tennis courts.  There’s no cylindrical transformer for him to trip and fry himself on…. but still, it gives someone like me who suffers from at least one or two “squirrel outages” a year the heebie jeebies to see one of these rascals up among all of the wiring.

I feel like running on 1.21 Gigawatts!


Seriously!?!? I can’t even hide from you way up here!?!?

No, you can’t!  Now move along please before someone gets hurt…

This week’s high voltage Saturday Squirrel was brought to you by The Nest’s Council For Power Pole Safety…

Have a great weekend everyone!


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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19 Responses to Lightpole Sitta

  1. Rivergirl says:

    I always cringe when I see them up there. For them, and us.

    • I don’t mind if they just use the cable wires to get around on the pole in my backyard, but they have no business going higher than that, and unfortunately, that’s a lesson they don’t learn until it’s too late…

  2. noelleg44 says:

    We used to have outages due to fried squirrels in our old neighborhood. They are intrepid – probably think they are protected from predators up there, except those in the sky!

  3. Kismet says:

    If that squirrel takes a flying leap we’d have to find Bullwinkle moose.

  4. Good for you for having their best interests at heart, even if they probably give you the raspberry. I know how tall those light poles are, having one in my backyard (yeah, it’s really decorative) but it would good to get one of those super soaker squirt gun things and spray the squirrel who got to close to the source. Course it might fry your electricity….and the squirrel too, might not it?

    • I don’t think they’d reach that high… but they’d just vamoose on down the wires on the poles here. Of course, the transformer on my pole is the only one that gets blown up by squirrels it seems…

  5. Aww, poor little guy, he’s the neighborhood watch!

  6. FORTUNATELY (in many ways!) we have all underground utilities, etc. in our neighborhood. I’ve never seen a squirrel “get it” and hope I never do……….I’d be so upset! That guy of yours looks like he knows just what he’s doing up there.


    • I’ve never seen a squirrel “get it” either, but have seen the aftermath too often. My pole in particular is such a death trap, I’m surprised the power company isn’t tired of having to come back out and reset the damn thing yet and done something about it…

  7. mydangblog says:

    I always worry when I see them running across the wires. I wish they’d just stay in our trees!

  8. You actually have squirrel outages??? Whoa.

  9. Yes! He needs to come down from there!

  10. draliman says:

    He’ll be fine. Probably. Save your work!

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