#24 – Two Peas In A Pod

You’ve probably seen your pets, no matter how much they might seem to hate each other, take a break from all the pandemonium every once in a while and settle down next to each other like they’re the bestest BFF’s.  Dogs and cats have no problem cozying up with each other, or even interspecies snuggling.

So you may have assumed squirrels have the same social habits.  Run around at one hundred miles per hour and pick fights with each other all day…. and then when the sugar crash hits, lay down and take naps together.  That’s not how it actually works, as I’ve always read that squirrels will rarely lay with each other outside of the presence of extreme conditions where shelter and warmth are more important than their preference for solitude.

And for the most part, that’s what I’ve witnessed in all my years of watching and photographing squirrels.  So I was genuinely surprised (and simultaneously delighted) to look out my window one Spring day in 2014 and see the two squirrels completely chilling with each other together on a small metal bar off my backyard utility pole!


This may lead to some really frisky behavior.

I wanted to see these two a bit better than from just my window, so I went outside to continue shooting…

Yes, I’m a squirrel stalker.

Uh oh, someone just headed for the hills.

Wait for me, darling!

That really doesn’t look like the most ideal place for cuddling, but hey, that threaded bar sure did get these two in the mood… which in turn made them my 24th favorite Saturday Squirrels of All Time!


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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13 Responses to #24 – Two Peas In A Pod

  1. An yes – I remember this one and it remains a favorite – nothing like a couple of snuggling squirrels to bring a smile (to us and probably them too!).


  2. they are like my dogs … if they were squirrels LOL

  3. Rivergirl says:

    Aw. Even squirrels have to call a cease fire now and then.

  4. noelleg44 says:

    Delightful! One gets to be the pillow…

  5. Goodness, I’ve never seen two squirrels together like that. They’re usually spinning away from one another at breakneck speeds. Pawsome capture!

  6. draliman says:

    They finally find a few minutes just to be alone together when some bloke with a camera shows up…

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