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….