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.
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.
HEY YOU! GET DOWN FROM THERE RIGHT NOW!!!!
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!