Friday, September 20, 2013

Squirreling Around


I took this photo through our screen door last week.  I had to laugh at this exhausted squirrel.  He didn't have the nuts to keep going...

5 random squirrel facts for Random 5 Friday

1) Squirrels never collect a dime when someone else discovers their hidden treasure. 

2) They are the most under appreciated Eco volunteers. They plant millions of trees and never get any thanks.

3)  They live on your lot before you move in.  But are treated like an unwanted guest.  

4)  Over hotdish and brownies we discovered some CSI worthy news at national night out.  One of our neighbors divulged that there was a little old lady on a block where he used to live. (Maybe near you)  And she used to drown squirrels in her basement. Then... Then I don't know.  But I hope the story ended there.  Yikes!

5) Do they ever catch each other's tail when playing tag around a tree?  I don't know.  But it is their favorite game. 



17 comments:

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I love to watch our squirrels. I've seen several carrying around green walnuts in their mouths--the walnuts are almost as big as they are! :-)

Nina Crittenden said...

Oh, my gosh! Funniest squirrel photo EVER! Love it!

Karen said...

I love squirrels, your photo made me laugh out loud!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

#2 ... never thought of it that way - you are right.

i usually think they are so silly, annoying, & a pain the butt. they always eat my bird seed, i prefer birds too them any day. they are a big "road kill" #'s too. poor things.

i feel mixed reviews on them. ha. ha!! ( :

augcott said...

OMG
I can't stop looking at and laughing about that photo!!!!
Too funny!
And YIKES on that old woman story!
I'm not a fan of squirrels but geesh!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

A squirrel killer? Oh boy...I love my little skirls. Your photo is hilarious! I catch one once in awhile thru a window.
"Over hotdish and brownies..." Hilarious intro to the Squirrel Killer.

DJan said...

I once saw three squirrels copulating away joyfully. I couldn't figure out who was female and who was male, but they sure didn't seem to care. I laughed at the picture of the exhausted squirrel. Wonder if he might have been one. :-)

SquirrelQueen said...

That is one tired squirrel. These guys have been running all over my yard for the last couple of weeks burying nuts. My outside cats have given up trying to chase them, they look up and see a squirrel and turn their heads hoping they will go away.

Stewart M said...

We have strip planned to the UK for 2014 - we will be looking for squirrels!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Nancy said...

Do you know we have no squirrels? Sad fact -- love the photo of that over achiever. :)

ladyfi said...

What a brilliant shot! So funny.

Caren Gittleman said...

I absolutely ADORE squirrels! Are you friends with me on Facebook? If so you will love the squirrel photo I posted today

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

She drowned them? Good grief!

The Chair Speaks said...

Our human loves this picture and was smiling away! Purrs!

Linda Hensley said...

Love this photo! But now I'm going to look at little old ladies with basements differently.

Pat Tillett said...

I know a lot of people consider squirrels to be furry rats and hate them. I think they are so cute and so smart! Funny photo!

Creations By Mit said...

Awesome shot!!! This photo is a scream!!