In a driving rain, a squirrel sat on my favorite snag.
Snags are dead and dying trees, like the broken beech behind our home. Over the years, this tree has welcomed nesting woodpeckers, starlings, flycatchers, and wood ducks. In winter, squirrels move in. They leave their summer dreys—the leafy nests we see in the crooks of branches—for warmer quarters.
On that wet, cold morning, I wondered: Why wasn’t the squirrel sheltering inside the tree? There are several cavities within the hollow snag. He wasn’t scampering for food. Instead, he sat placidly in the rain, perched on the very top of the tree.
Then—well, with a small dose of imagination—I realized what he was up to.
The squirrel was taking a shower. And when he finished—spankin’ clean and ready for his day, I suppose—he brought out his umbrella. Take a look. You might have noticed his little lips were moving. Singing in the rain, perhaps?
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That’s hysterical! I love it.
Thank you, Alexa!
what a neat thing to catch sight of and clever of you to figure out what was going on. The “umbrella” is over the top (literally)! LOL
This was great fun to see, and I’m lucky to have caught it on camera.
Adorable! They certainly are fascinating critters, and you capture them so well!
Thank you, Linda!
That’s a first for me, the tail thing! Who knew that squirrels are so creative. Cool video!
They are indeed creative. And so very funny!
Thank you, Kay!
I enjoy these posts, Carol!
Thank you, Carey. I love writing them!