Big Bite

Open wide….

I’ve got an entire lunchroom full of pics of squirrels eating things, quite a few of which have been featured here before.  This photo caught my eye because it stood out as being a rare shot of a squirrel, mouth open, ready to bite into something.  That’s a nice sized nut he has in his paws… but he’s not just going to devour it whole.  Squirrels chew and nibble on their food…. and as is often the case with the their harder shelled treats, they crack the outside open to get to the good stuff in the middle…

One other thing I noticed about this picture, look how this week’s Saturday Squirrel is holding the nut.  It’s not in his fingers, but kind of in between his wrists (If squirrels have wrists)!  That’s how you have to hold things when you don’t have an opposable thumb like humans do.

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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14 Responses to Big Bite

  1. Maybe that’s not actually a nut he’s got – maybe it’s a microphone and he’s getting ready to do a set at the Squirrel Park Bar???


  2. Rivergirl says:

    I love their little hands..

  3. A very effective adaptation! Here’s to a great weekend.

  4. Trisha says:

    Their mouths look weird to me when open like that. Maybe because their lower jaw is so small compared to the upper?

  5. draliman says:

    He’s taking his time, anticipating that first nibble.

  6. mydangblog says:

    I zoomed in to see his little face—so cute. Definitely going in for the big chew!

  7. Ally Bean says:

    Fascinating photo. I never thought about how a squirrel holds his food, just that he does.

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