Some folks hate squirrels. Yeah. They consider them pests, much like opossums or moles. They call them "big rats with fluffy tails." Sure, they might steal a few seeds from the bird feeder or chew a few wires, but these animals definitely should get more love.

Squirrels are extremely intelligent. For example, they are known to put on elaborate bogus food burying displays to deceive onlookers, and the fake burials trick thieves -- such as other squirrels or birds -- into thinking that they have stored their food stock there. But they're also really adorable. But it doesn't matter whether they're having a snack or simply running up and down a tree, squirrels make everything they do look cute and silly too.

Bored Panda put together some of the best squirrel posts on the Internet to help you to appreciate these furry forest ambassadors, so scroll down, enjoy the pics, and upvote your faves.

#1

I've Never Seen A Baby Squirrel. I Am Not Disappointed

I've Never Seen A Baby Squirrel. I Am Not Disappointed

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

I am dying from cuteness overload!

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These Squirrels Are Using The Side Of This Window For Part Of Their Nest

These Squirrels Are Using The Side Of This Window For Part Of Their Nest

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Dynein
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4 months ago

So cute! Myself, I had a blackbird nest by the side of my balcony this spring, but it was quite hidden in the thicket of wisteria and therefore difficult to observe... still, you could sneak a peek if you positioned yourself just right :) The little ones fledged a few weeks ago.

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Squirrels come in a lot of sizes, from the African pygmy squirrel and least pygmy squirrel at 10–14 cm (3.9–5.5 in) in total length and just 12–26 g (0.42–0.92 oz) in weight, to the Bhutan giant flying squirrel at up to 1.27 m (4 ft 2 in) in total length, and several marmot species, which can weigh 8 kg (18 lb) or more.

Tree squirrels are the types most commonly recognized, often pictured and recorded gracefully scampering up and leaping from branch to branch. They can be seen everywhere from woodlands to city parks, but although they are terrific climbers, these squirrels do come to the ground in search of nuts, acorns, berries, and flowers. They also eat bark, eggs, or baby birds. But to some of them, tree sap is the delicacy.

#3

Found Him In Achankovil Forest Kerala, India

Found Him In Achankovil Forest Kerala, India

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Scagsy
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4 months ago

Wow! What amazing colouring. I've never seen that on a squirrel before

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Other species are ground squirrels -- they live in burrows or tunnels, where some hibernate during the winter season. These guys eat nuts, leaves, roots, seeds, and other plants. They also catch and eat small animals such as insects and caterpillars. However, these tiny mammals have to be wary, as they themselves are tasty morsels for a lot of animals and have very few natural defenses.

Flying squirrels are a third type of squirrel. They live a bit like birds, in nests or tree holes. And even though they do not fly, they can move across the sky really gracefully. Flying squirrels glide, extending their arms and legs and cruising through the air from one tree to another. Flaps of skin connecting their limbs to the body provide a winglike surface, which help them to leap over 150 feet. Flying squirrels aren't picky eaters and eat nuts and fruit, insects and baby birds.

Like other rodents, squirrels' front teeth never stop growing so they don't have to worry about constantly crunching on something.

#4

Old Woman Uses A Marionette Of Herself To Feed Squirrels In The Park

Old Woman Uses A Marionette Of Herself To Feed Squirrels In The Park

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

We're not allowed to feed squirrels in the park, but my boyfriend and I would do it anyway. One cheeky fellow climbed up my leg and onto my chest, asking for the unshelled almond in my hand. I gave it to him, and he scampered down my leg. That was a good day.

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#5

I Noticed There Were A Few Squirrels In A Tree And They Were Going Crazy

I Noticed There Were A Few Squirrels In A Tree And They Were Going Crazy

After I climbed about 20 feet up a tree I noticed that they weren't fighting. They were stuck. THEY WERE ATTACHED AT THE TAIL. So I kept climbing and got these little guys into my bucket. I brought them back to the ground to try to figure out what I was going to do.

It may be hard to tell, but there are three squirrels buried in there. It seems that they made a nest out of insulation and dryer lint in a pine tree, and the sap kind of glued it to them, and them to each other.

I started pulling some of the insulation off, but it was a slow process because the sap from the tree was so thick it was pulling the hair from their little tails.

Believe it or not, they were really calm throughout the whole process. I used some warm water and scissors to help get the majority of the sap loose and the insulation off. The last squirrel was a total bro and let me take a few pictures with him.

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Cecilia Herrera
Community Member
4 months ago

On behalf of the squirrels, thank you for taking the trouble to help them get back to their lives.

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#6

Squirrels Doing Superhero Landings

Squirrels Doing Superhero Landings

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4 months ago

I am Iron Squirrel

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#7

Saw A Pregnant Squirrel For The First Time Today. I’m Not Sure What I Expected But This Exceeds All Of It

Saw A Pregnant Squirrel For The First Time Today. I’m Not Sure What I Expected But This Exceeds All Of It

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MagicalUnicorn
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4 months ago

that's me after quarantine

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#8

My Wife Just Shot This Pic Of A Sleepy Albino Squirrel

My Wife Just Shot This Pic Of A Sleepy Albino Squirrel

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

Where I live, grey squirrels are the most common. I have spotted a few blond ones, a couple of black ones, and an albino. They're all adorable.

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#9

I Made A Squirrel Bar

I Made A Squirrel Bar

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

I love it!

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#10

This Is Gary. I Think 5-7 Week Old Red Squirrel. I’m Rehabbing The Little Guy. His First Time Out In The Yard. He Loved It. Passed Out In The Sun

This Is Gary. I Think 5-7 Week Old Red Squirrel. I’m Rehabbing The Little Guy. His First Time Out In The Yard. He Loved It. Passed Out In The Sun

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Scagsy
Community Member
4 months ago

Back to nature

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#11

Defiant Squirrel

Defiant Squirrel

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

That is the position I assume when I am annoyed. We'd do best to avoid this squirrel for now.

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#12

So The Other Day My Dad Called Me And Told Me His Golden Retriever Found Two Baby Squirrels That Was Half Alive In The Yard

So The Other Day My Dad Called Me And Told Me His Golden Retriever Found Two Baby Squirrels That Was Half Alive In The Yard

He rescued it and fed it. This is them a few days later. Now it won’t leave his side.

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

Your father is a good man.

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#13

When You Totally Surprise Your New Squirrel Friend Who Visits You Every Day With A Selfie

When You Totally Surprise Your New Squirrel Friend Who Visits You Every Day With A Selfie

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Berry Budgie
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4 months ago

Oh no it dropped its nuts!

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#14

We Adopted A Badly Injured Baby Squirrel. Here's One Of The First Photos Of Him

We Adopted A Badly Injured Baby Squirrel. Here's One Of The First Photos Of Him

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

Good job and thank you.

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#15

Squirrel Fell In Love With My Stepdad

Squirrel Fell In Love With My Stepdad

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Cecilia Herrera
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4 months ago

So relaxed.

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#16

A Squirrel Has Been Stuffing This Sign Post Full Of Acorns For The Winter

A Squirrel Has Been Stuffing This Sign Post Full Of Acorns For The Winter

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Scagsy
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4 months ago

Bless him. He shouldn't forget he put them there.

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#17

My Friend Texted Me Saying She Was Watching A Squirrel Eat A Pizza In A Tree. I Said, "Pics Or It Didn't Happen." She Replied With This

My Friend Texted Me Saying She Was Watching A Squirrel Eat A Pizza In A Tree. I Said, "Pics Or It Didn't Happen." She Replied With This

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Tweelia Tweelia
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4 months ago

Too funny!

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#18

Little Thumbelina Is An Eastern Grey Squirrel, Who Was Born On A Frigid March Morning

Little Thumbelina Is An Eastern Grey Squirrel, Who Was Born On A Frigid March Morning

Her Momma's nest was destroyed due to nearby construction, and in a desperate attempt to keep her family safe, she crawled into a 10th story window and gave birth two tiny babies on a stranger's bed, while he was away at work. When the apartment owner arrived home, he was surprised to find two tiny pink babies resting under his pillow, amongst some dried pine needs and branches .

Although we tried for hours to reunite the babies with their Mom, she refused to take them back out into the wild with her. After some time, Mom decided she could no longer return, and the two little sisters were adopted by local wildlife rehabbers . Although, sadly one sister passed just a few hours later, tiny pink Thumbelina got a second chance to begin her new little life.

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

Whilst it's sad that the sister didn't make it, I'm happy that Thumbelina is thriving and living her best life.

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#19

Rescued This Little Guy While Shooting Some Photos In A Wooded Area. My Dogs Adopted Him

Rescued This Little Guy While Shooting Some Photos In A Wooded Area. My Dogs Adopted Him

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Scagsy
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4 months ago

We don't deserve dogs - and squirrels

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#20

I Filled A Tiny Tea Cup With Some Walnuts For My Squirrel Friend

I Filled A Tiny Tea Cup With Some Walnuts For My Squirrel Friend

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

A teacup? Well, we are civilized folk, afterall.

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#21

This Albino Squirrel Comes To Our Door & Begs For Corn Every Day

This Albino Squirrel Comes To Our Door & Begs For Corn Every Day

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

Please, sir, can I have some more?

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#22

The Day After Hurricane Irma, This Baby Squirrel Ran Straight Up To Me, Jumped Into My Hands And Passed Out. I'm Sure It Had A Rough Night

The Day After Hurricane Irma, This Baby Squirrel Ran Straight Up To Me, Jumped Into My Hands And Passed Out. I'm Sure It Had A Rough Night

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Scagsy
Community Member
4 months ago

Edward Squirrelhead

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#23

This Is Judy. She (He?) Comes To My Kitchen Window Every Day To Get Some Almonds. I Love Her (Him?) So Much. That Little Smile Makes Me Melt

This Is Judy. She (He?) Comes To My Kitchen Window Every Day To Get Some Almonds. I Love Her (Him?) So Much. That Little Smile Makes Me Melt

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Jack Chandra
Community Member
4 months ago

Be very, very careful not to feed squirrels too many almonds as they contain cyanide (deadly) and squirrels can't process it very fast. Over the winter I started to feed my backyard squirrels and read that almonds should only be an occasional treat. They love peanuts!

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#24

New York Squirrels Will Just Tap You On Your Shoulder And Ask "You Gonna Finish That?"

New York Squirrels Will Just Tap You On Your Shoulder And Ask "You Gonna Finish That?"

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

New York squirrels have attitude!

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#25

Spotted A Squirrel With Unusual Coloring

Spotted A Squirrel With Unusual Coloring

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Dynein
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow! I can think of hree possible explanations: 1) Color gene is on the X chromosome, and this is a female with X chromosomes coding for different fur color, 2) there was a mutation very, very early in this squirrels life that messed up the color gene, 3) two of the fertilized egg cells in the mother fused early in the development.

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#26

My Wife Getting A Hug From A Baby Squirrel That She's Taking Care Of

My Wife Getting A Hug From A Baby Squirrel That She's Taking Care Of

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Linda HS
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4 months ago

Awww...

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#27

I’m Stuck In The Hospital Right Now And Every Morning This Guy And His Pals Come To My Window

I’m Stuck In The Hospital Right Now And Every Morning This Guy And His Pals Come To My Window

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
4 months ago

Get well soon

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#28

This Squirrel Has A Blond Tail

This Squirrel Has A Blond Tail

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Scagsy
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes. Yes it does.

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#29

Indian Palm Squirrel In My Indian Palm

Indian Palm Squirrel In My Indian Palm

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Tweelia Tweelia
Community Member
4 months ago

So cute! Is that full grown?

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#30

I Think A Squirrel Fell Off My Roof

I Think A Squirrel Fell Off My Roof

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Cecilia Herrera
Community Member
4 months ago

Poor squirrel. At least it was able to walk away.

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#31

Captured This Beauty Today In Brevard, Nc

Captured This Beauty Today In Brevard, Nc

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tuzdayschild
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4 months ago

skunk negative

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#32

Everyday This Squirrel Trades Dried Leaves For Fresh Nuts At This Woman's Apartment Window

Everyday This Squirrel Trades Dried Leaves For Fresh Nuts At This Woman's Apartment Window

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

It's so cute! Look at those ears!

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#33

That Little Hand Stole My Heart Away

That Little Hand Stole My Heart Away

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Scagsy
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4 months ago

Can anybody find meeeee, somebody to love!

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#34

This Squirrel We've Been Feeding Has Begun Sunbathing On Our Deck Table

This Squirrel We've Been Feeding Has Begun Sunbathing On Our Deck Table

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

This squirrel has found a nice spot to chill out.

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#35

Man Builds Tiny Picnic Table For Squirrels

Man Builds Tiny Picnic Table For Squirrels

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

That is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen. And, it looks like the squirrel is having quite the feast.

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#36

A Black Squirrel And An Albino Squirrel Eating Together In Harmony

A Black Squirrel And An Albino Squirrel Eating Together In Harmony

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

And, they're practicing social distancing.

Susan Stuart
Community Member
4 months ago

Clever, Soo!!

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

Humans should be more like this (no racism AND they social distance!)

tuzdayschild
Community Member
4 months ago

Sing along if you know the words, "Ebony and Ivory..."

earringnut
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4 months ago

I sang the caption to that tune.

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Peter Bear
Community Member
4 months ago

We can learn a lot from nature. For instance, that skin (fur) color doesn't matter. And that you should always social distance during a pandemic.

J-Yogi-Temp-Mom
Community Member
4 months ago

They should mate, they would make beautiful babies.

Ronnie Beaton
Community Member
4 months ago

"Mornin' Sam." "Mornin' Ralph."

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
4 months ago

Why are Ebony & Ivory practicing social distancing?

Miche GM
Community Member
4 months ago

For all we know they may be siblings: the white one has black eyes, therefore is not albino but a leucistic squirrel, and the black one is a melanistic squirrel... both are genetically grey squirrels.. It's no different than you and a brother having hair of a different color. ;)

ArhomR
Community Member
4 months ago

i already have a squirrel for a brother.

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Hetal Vyas
Community Member
4 months ago

Is this where grey squirrels come from? 😁

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
4 months ago

Ebony and Ivory!

Clair Gervais
Community Member
4 months ago

Even Squirrels "get it" !

Louise Chandler
Community Member
4 months ago

Cute

lara
Community Member
4 months ago

Always.

𝓴𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓲𝓲_𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓻𝓮𝔂 💖
4 months ago

people need to learn from them <3

ispeak catanese
Community Member
4 months ago

Ebony and Ivory, live together in perfect harmony...

Tracy Wood
Community Member
4 months ago

Humans could learn so much from animals

Steve Barker
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah, but the white squirrel a racist. He got the fragility AND privilege.

Kitty Fenerty
Community Member
4 months ago

Fantastic shot! 🤍

Coreen Kerr
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh no was it something I said??

Peter Kovak
Community Member
4 months ago

They don't seem to try killing each other because of the different fur colour. They're way better than us, humans.

Lucy Howard
Community Member
4 months ago

Fabulous 🧡❤️💛

Nancy Rose
Community Member
4 months ago

Sweet.

M DR
Community Member
4 months ago

Keeping the world in perfect balance

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#37

This Squirrel Found An Easter Egg

This Squirrel Found An Easter Egg

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Tweelia Tweelia
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4 months ago

That's a great pic!

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#38

This Wild Squirrel Made A Nest For Her Baby In Her Rescuer’s Drawer

This Wild Squirrel Made A Nest For Her Baby In Her Rescuer’s Drawer

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Tweelia Tweelia
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4 months ago

Is that the mom and a baby?

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#39

This Squirrel Was Begging For More Popcorn After Two Girls Near Me Ran Out. He Came Over To Me And Did This Just As I Took The Photo Because I Couldn't Believe How Close He Was

This Squirrel Was Begging For More Popcorn After Two Girls Near Me Ran Out. He Came Over To Me And Did This Just As I Took The Photo Because I Couldn't Believe How Close He Was

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Cecilia Herrera
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4 months ago

"Please sir / madam may I have some more?"

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#40

Went To Start Their Grill For The First Time This Season. Stumbled On A Squirrel’s Cache

Went To Start Their Grill For The First Time This Season. Stumbled On A Squirrel’s Cache

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Jack Chandra
Community Member
4 months ago

This reminded me of that video of a microwave dish *filled* with acorns. A literal waterfall of acorns comes pouring down. https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/1p99yx/squirrel_fills_antenna_with_acorns/

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#41

So I've Been Feeding The Squirrels Lately And This Is What I Saw At My Door When I Woke Up

So I've Been Feeding The Squirrels Lately And This Is What I Saw At My Door When I Woke Up

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Yep, they know to expect 3 square meals a day now. This one is waiting on breakfast.

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#42

This Squirrel Keeps Messing With My Cats

This Squirrel Keeps Messing With My Cats

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Angelic_chick
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4 months ago

Me if I was a squirrel

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#43

He Is My Sister-In-Law's Outdoor Pet And He Visits Her Hairstylists For Nuts

He Is My Sister-In-Law's Outdoor Pet And He Visits Her Hairstylists For Nuts

He is very tame and as you can see is really cute. They call him Yochen (he is a German squirrel so an "eichhörnchen").

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Elizabeth Molloy
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4 months ago

He is magnificent!

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#44

These Two Frequent Nut Stealers Have Cool Frosted Tips

These Two Frequent Nut Stealers Have Cool Frosted Tips

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Berry Budgie
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4 months ago

:0

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#45

On A Recent Trip To The Grand Canyon, I Was Reprimanded For Taking This Picture. Totally Worth It

On A Recent Trip To The Grand Canyon, I Was Reprimanded For Taking This Picture. Totally Worth It

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

It looks like it's ready to tackle the ice cream cone.

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#46

"I'll Trade You This Leaf For A Snack"

"I'll Trade You This Leaf For A Snack"

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

That is more than a fair trade, little fellow.

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#47

Thought This Belonged Here. Honestly One Of The Only Reasons I Wake Up In The Mornings Because I Get So Excited

Thought This Belonged Here. Honestly One Of The Only Reasons I Wake Up In The Mornings Because I Get So Excited

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

Providing a picnic table for the squirrels is so thoughtful.

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#48

Milk Drunk Baby Squirrel

Milk Drunk Baby Squirrel

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
4 months ago

Look at his fat tummy!!

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#49

A Family Of Squirrels Moved Into The Hole In My Tree

A Family Of Squirrels Moved Into The Hole In My Tree

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

Welcome to the neighbourhood! Mi casa es su casa.

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#50

My Squirrel-Obsessed Dog Never Even Noticed

My Squirrel-Obsessed Dog Never Even Noticed

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Downunderdude
Community Member
4 months ago

My lovely dog Nutmeg (now deceased, alas) knew I frowned upon her chasing kangaroos. So she used to pretend not to see them even when they were a few feet away. 'Roos? Nup, no roos round here".

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