One of the interesting things about photography is that while it captures a real life moment, sometimes the interpretation of what that moment is telling can be quite interesting, and not at all what is reality.
Case in point: These two photos I took of a squirrel in a tree at the local park holding a broken off piece of wood in its mouth. It doesn’t take a whole lot of imagination to see that “twig” being clamped on by the squirrel’s jaws as something entirely different……. like, I don’t know…… maybe a human finger! I’ve told quite a few “alternative reality” Saturday Squirrel stories over the years with pictures like this, and how fortunate that I captured it not long before April 1, which just happened to be a Saturday that year. This April Fools Day tale is one of my more cherished Saturday Squirrel features!
The somewhat demented, psychotically evil glare given by the squirrel just really sells it! Be careful when you wander around the park, and you better bring some nuts with you, or the squirrels just might satisfy their hunger by eating something else….
‘Tis the season for giving – perhaps he’s “giving the finger” to the photographer??
Well, he gave me the wrong finger! Now he’ll have to return to his victim and bite off the middle digit….
Red squirrels like finger food too. Just sayin’!
Maybe you can make an exchange? The finger or whatever it is for a peanut?
Ehhhh, I think I’ll just give him the peanut.
I’ve been sassed by plenty of squirrels but today I had one purr thank you when I tucked him in a towel. I literally saved his life. He was drowning in my parents’ pool and was going under a third time, he was so exhausted. I’ll have to throw out my socks. No time for shoes! Full story on Thursday. 😊
I’ll be on the lookout for it!
The thieves er I mean squirrels in my Hood all seem to have more than the typical amount of entitlement in their DNA. So…what does that mean? It means absolutely nooooooo sympathy for pathetic faces. Severed fingers notwithstanding.
Squirrels will go to extreme lengths to get your sympathy. Even bite off body parts until you give in….
Bring me nuts – or your nuts are forfeit 😮