Like little children, squirrels will pick up just about anything and put it in their mouth. They’re chewers by nature due to their ever-growing rodentine incisors… but usually when a squirrel is carrying around a payload in its piehole, it’s trying to find a good place to chow down on it. And what this squirrel has in its mouth is…….. holy crap!
No, that’s not a piece of a cactus…. but it’s almost as bad. If you live in the Midwestern part of the US, you probably recognize exactly what that squirrel has in its mouth, and are probably wincing at the very sight of it. It’s the fruit of the sweet gum tree, which I’ve featured a few times before on Saturday Squirrel, that’s nothing more than a spiky ball that is never up to any good. If you’ve ever stepped on one as a kid, you know what I’m talking about.
With all of the tasty treats scattered throughout the park, certainly you’re not going to try and eat that prickly orb, are you…..???
This week’s Saturday squirrel must have a cast iron stomach…. and throat and tongue apparently.
Have a great weekend everyone!