Squirrels are all season, all weather critters. Though we have a tendency to think they only come out to play when the conditions are nice, squirrels have got a lot they need to do every day no matter the weather. Neither rain nor snow nor sleet
nor gloom of night will keep a squirrel from its appointed rounds (OK, squirrels ARE diurnal, but then again, so are postal workers). So needless to say, I have seen and even photographed a few squirrels out in the rain over my decade of chronicling their escapades.
But this squirrel takes the cake, and is probably the one who left it out in the rain. Risking pneumonia to gather up nuts for that night’s dinner or even for the upcoming winter makes some sense. But just sitting out on a branch on a cool, rainy 2014 Election Day getting soaked to the skin? I think we finally found the long, lost soulmate of the Shelf’s own Rainy Skunk.
Well, you’re gonna have to spend all day drying out in your nest, but at least your willingness to soak in the rain made you my 36th favorite Saturday Squirrel of all time!