You Are What You Eat! …Nuts

F/6.3, 1/200, ISO 320.

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Why don’t squirrels wear skinny jeans?

Because their nuts won’t fit.

Interesting Fact: Eastern gray squirrels have an excellent sense of smell, which they use to help locate food that they’ve hidden away. They can also pick up information about their fellow squirrels by smelling them.  ( http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/eastern-gray-squirrel )

 

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Have You Tried Deez Nuts!

Squirrel

F/6.3, 1/80, ISO 250.

Squirrel

Why do squirrels swim on their back?

To keep their nuts dry!

Interesting Fact: Squirrels tend to run in erratic paths. This is intended to deceive potential predators as to its chosen direction so that it may escape. ( http://www.onekind.org/education/animals_a_z/squirrel )

Hey, these are my nuts!

Chipmunk

F/5.6, 1/160, ISO 800.

There’s no case too big, no case too small
When you need help just call
Ch-ch-ch-Chip ‘n Dale
Rescue Rangers!

I found Chip stuffing his face but Dale was nowhere in sight. ( And I needed help )  🙂

Interesting Fact: A chipmunk’s cheeks can expand to three times the size of its head and they have pouches in their cheeks where they hold their food until they get back to store it in their burrows ( http://www.pets4homes.co.uk/pet-advice/fun-interesting-facts-about-chipmunks.html )

Hey Go Nuts Today!

Squirrel

F?6.3, 1/640, ISO 200.

This hipper little guy had so much energy running from tree to tree that I couldn’t believe  my eyes.  It almost looked like he was going nuts, but after a few minutes he stopped and noticed me watching him.  He stood up, put his pose together and said ” I am ready for my closeup Mr. Demille. ” 🙂

 

Interesting Fact: Squirrels are extremely intelligent creatures. They are known to put on elaborate bogus food burying displays to deceive onlookers. The fake burials are to trick potential thieves, such as other squirrels or birds, into thinking that they have stored their food stock there. Any observers planning on taking the stash will then focus on the bogus burial site, allowing the squirrel to bury the real stash elsewhere safely ( http://www.onekind.org/be_inspired/animals_a_z/squirrel/ )