Squirrels can move so fast that we don’t really get the chance to note what they look like while in motion. And believe me, because of their tendency to start and stop on a dime, it’s incredibly difficult to capture them moving with a regular camera… and that’s assuming they don’t just look like a motion blur.
So I was very pleased to catch this squirrel running along the park grass some eight years ago while in mid leap…. and what a very graceful leap it is! Such symmetry and flow on the curves that outline its body, and the shadowed appearance against the sunlit grass makes it stand out even more! If you were to draw an animal sprinting in mid stride as an art project, it would probably look a lot like this squirrel does in my photo!
You know, like the old Greyhound Bus logo….
This squirrel is a true work of art, and a very worthy entry at #25 in my Top 50 Saturday Squirrels of All Time countdown!
yes, that was my first thought too..
Maybe they should have named it the Squirrel Bus! Remarkably similarity!
I think it would have gotten a lot more riders!
Their streamlined bods truly lend themselves to escaping from the center of their mischief.
Natural selection at work!
That squirrel definitely has some greyhound in his dna.
There may have been a dog and a squirrel who got a little TOO friendly….
I’d take a Squirrel Bus. I went looking for the current Greyhound logo and discovered that Greyhound until recently was owned by a British company, recently sold to a German company, which seems weird as it’s so iconically American…
That makes Greyhound as American as Anheuser Busch and Chrysler, which are also owned by European interests….
They are fast aren’t they……! Very much like the greyhound.
Faster than the motorized rabbit at the tracks…