Fat squirrel

The title above is the header of an email sent to me by reader Christopher Moss, who enclosed a photo and a comment. (The same squirrel, by the way, won the Squirrel Appreciation Contest a while back.)

I am creating a monster, one who complains noisily when I get up in the morning and fail to put out the feeder fast enough. One of these days he will be big enough to give me a good thumping for my tardiness.



  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted March 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Great Photo. Those squirrels can machine-gun with the best of them.

  2. rickflick
    Posted March 5, 2017 at 4:29 pm | Permalink


  3. CB
    Posted March 5, 2017 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Wait till the babies come. They will be even more bold. Even searching in your pockets.

  4. janny11
    Posted March 5, 2017 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    That is the healthiest squirrel I’ve ever seen!

  5. Nobody Special
    Posted March 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Body shaming squirrels. Regressive left curses upon ye!!!

  6. abram
    Posted March 5, 2017 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Don Acorneone PCC dubbed him.

  7. Michael Fisher
    Posted March 5, 2017 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    That squirrel must be using a Stannah stairlift to ascend to his abode!

  8. jeffery
    Posted March 5, 2017 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    I’m reminded of the woman who started feeding the local deer off her deck. When she didn’t get the food out quickly enough, one buck got in the habit of raking his antlers on the glass of her patio door…

    • Nobody Special
      Posted March 5, 2017 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

      I take it she never went away for very long? Animals’ subtle hints don’t stay so subtle when they’re ignored; it wouldn’t take long for rattling to become a full-on Glaswegian kiss (that’s a head-butt, by the way). I think the glass would come a poor second.

  9. busterggi
    Posted March 5, 2017 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Does the Lorax reinforce the trees around that squirrel’s home?

  10. Diana MacPherson
    Posted March 5, 2017 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Could be a pregnant squirrel.

    • Christopher Moss
      Posted March 6, 2017 at 5:34 am | Permalink

      When xe turns around on the feeder it becomes quite obvious xe is equipped with organs that make pregnancy extremely unlikely, even if xe is a trans-doe squirrel!

  11. Mike
    Posted March 6, 2017 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    That Squirrel needs to diet. lol Cut his Nuts off, not literally of course.

  12. Posted March 6, 2017 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    The squirrels in my sister’s yard have long since learned to knock on the door.

    If the squirrels and the raccoons ever learn to work together, humanity is doomed.

  13. Zetopan
    Posted March 8, 2017 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Our squirrels will leave a walnut shell in front of the door if we fail to feed them for a couple of days.

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