What Drives You Nuts?!

F/6.3, 1/100, ISO 320.

American Red Squirrel

Why do squirrels swim on there back?

To keep their nuts dry!

Interesting Fact: Red squirrels can be easily distinguished from other North American tree squirrels by their smaller size, 28–35 cm (11–14 in) total length (including tail), territorial behavior, and reddish fur with a white venter (underbelly).[6] Red squirrels are somewhat larger than chipmunks. The Douglas squirrel is morphologically similar to the American red squirrels, but has a rust-colored venter and is restricted to the southwestern coast of British Columbia and in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. These species’ ranges do not overlap.  ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_red_squirrel )


  1. Glad I wasn’t taking a drink when I read your joke. I would have snorted it. That was awesome. Thanks for the laugh and the great photo.

    • Hahaha. Thank you very much for stopping by and getting me to laugh. I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  2. I have lots of these guys around here,, haven’t seen any swimming though 🙂 Nice pic and gotcha,,,

    • Hehehe. neither have I. That is awesome that you have a lot of them around. That was the first time I came across one, but I do have a lot of grey squirrels around me. Thank you very much for your feedback and Happy Blogging! 🙂

  3. I read somewhere that Monday was Squirrel Appreciation Day or National Squirrel Day (or something like that). Maybe, I should post a squirrel this week. Love your squirrel!

    • That’s awesome you definitely should. I never knew that they had their own day. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing this information with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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