A single, rushed photo of a squirrel through the haze of a window would normally not be fodder for the upper half of a countdown like this where there are so many worthy entries. But when that squirrel is doing something that you just haven’t seen before, and have not seen since… well, you get the right to call yourself the 22nd best Saturday Squirrel of All Time.
When I would change out the empty corncob on my backyard feeder, I just chuck the bare cob off to the side and let nature take its course with it. So there’s always been a lot of these corncob skeletons laying around the yard, and this squirrel decided to try chewing on one of them. But the fact that he rolled over on his back first and held the cob with both his arms and legs is just so wild that I had to make sure I got at least one picture of it before opening the window and unintentionally scaring him off.
No, squirrels do not normally eat this way! But this cool customer earned has more than earned his spot in The Nest’s sciurine pantheon by being both hungry and laid back…
Now that’s a squirrel pose I haven’t seen before. Nice capture!
Could you imagine a squirrel eating like that in a tree? He’d roll right off the branch!
it’s a smart one.. it is not easy to eat while laying on your back… and you can not drink that way… just saying..
It doesn’t look comfortable for eating…… well, eating FOOD, that is….
That is a REALLY great photo – like a baby with a bottle, or ……well……never mind.
You gave me a really great idea on how to recycle all those empty corn cobs! I wonder if a used “toy” shop would buy them?
HA! It’s worth a try……the shop motto could be “Grab a cob – it does the job!”
awww this one is really cute like that. 🙂
I wish more squirrels would lay on their backs! It does look cute!
Great photo get! What a cute pose!
It was one in a million!
It’s a squirrel picnic! He’s not letting that go in a hurry.
Squirrel Picnic! That reminded me of Jennifer Olivarez, who stitched together my Rainbow Donkey….
You sure the cob wasn’t spiked?
Depends on how long it takes to ferment…