The Finger

I wouldn’t want to be poked in the eye with that…

I’ve got lots of photos of squirrels climbing up the sides of trees that look a lot like today’s entry… but this one shows off one of the squirrel’s more unique features that often goes unappreciated.  In order to cling to the bark of trees well enough to be able to traverse them as easily as we would the ground, squirrels obviously have some pretty sharp claws.  They also have some freakishly long fingers and toes (compared to the rest of their body) that aid in their tree scaling task.  I captured this squirrel with one of his digits fully exposed from base to claw tip, which gives a rare good look at this useful bit of sciurine anatomy…

A big thanks to this week’s Saturday Squirrel for giving us all the finger!

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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12 Responses to The Finger

  1. Rivergirl says:

    Now that’s what I call a finger!

  2. Thank you, never seen his finger like that. Is it a middle finger?

  3. noelleg44 says:

    They’re so darned cute, you forget about the claws.

  4. Kismet says:

    I’m a bird expert. Those fingers come in handy when flipping the bird at someone.

  5. mydangblog says:

    Talk about a Peter Pointer!

  6. draliman says:

    Yikes. I shall refer to our squirrel friends as “Mr Squirrel, Sir” from now on.

  7. Looks like someone needs to manicure, big time!

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