Creepy Critter

The clown face of squirrels.

Have you ever looked too closely at something very common…. a thing or even a word…. and concentrated so hard on it that it made what was once familiar almost unrecognizable?  Stare at a color image printed on paper, and it suddenly morphs into a vast multitude of colored dots.  Keep saying the word particular over and over again and it just becomes…… weird.

OK, maybe that’s just me.  But check out this squirrel above.  At first glance, it doesn’t seem very noteworthy.  A squirrel looking towards the camera, mouth agape due to a nut it’s carrying…

Do me a favor and click on that photo, so it shows up nice and big on your monitor (I hope you read my blog with a PC, otherwise it probably looks really weird anyway on a phone screen).  Now stare at the squirrel’s face.  Keep looking at it.  Did a cute squirrel face just go right into the uncanny valley for you?

Squirrels’ eyes are normally pretty dark to begin with unless light’s directly reflecting off of them… but combined with that nut turning his mouth into one really bizarre, blacked out soul sucking grin makes his face look more like an off-putting Halloween mask.  At least I think it does….

This week’s Saturday Squirrel…. cute or creepy?  You decide.

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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21 Responses to Creepy Critter

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    He’s still very cute. It just looks like he has a big smile. 🙂

  2. Rivergirl says:

    It’s a fine line between cute and creepy. This guy could go either way…

  3. merbear74 says:

    Is that a nut in your mouth, or are you just happy to see me?

  4. I’m seeing a sneer if ever there was one.

  5. defaultsim says:

    He got angrier the more I looked at him heh.

  6. Creepy should always be that cute.

  7. One ear longer than the other…..weird “white eyeglasses” around his eyes…..wicked grin on his face – but he’s still cute – the look works for this squirrel but I wouldn’t want to date him if I was a girl squirrel. EEK.


  8. He’s seen some battles. Look at those ears. He looks like he’s laughing.

  9. draliman says:

    One of his ears is shorter than the other, too.

    I often use a common word as a variable name when I’m programming and after a little while it no longer looks like a real word.

  10. mydangblog says:

    I saw a woman the other day whose eyeballs were completely tattooed black. She and this squirrel are soulmates😳

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