Sunday, January 17, 2016

What other photos of squirrels eating things can we post?

From the Post today:

Thanks to unseasonably warm winter weather, squirrels are fatter than normal this year, says evolutionary ecologist Dr. Andrew G. ­McAdam. Lack of snow makes it easier for them to sniff out food, and they have to expend less energy to keep warm. While they normally might be hunkered in a den this time of year, instead they just keep eating.

Other media outlets noted this trend earlier (here and here).

Anyway, this is a flimsy excuse to repost these photos from Jan. 5, 2014...







These photos in Tompkins Square Park came courtesy of EVG official Squirrel-Pizza Correspondent Goggla.

Your move, Pizza Rat (who may be a fake).

Updated 1:44 p.m.

EVG correspondent Steven is questioning the "squirrels-gaining-weight-this-winter" story... as evidenced by this photo from Tompkins Square Park from the fall showing a husky-size squirrel ...



Updated 1/18

EVG reader Mr. Baggs shared these photos from Thursday... unsure if the squirrel is simply carving the pumpkin...



... or eating it...



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fat skwirlz = more food for RTHawks. It's a win-win!

Anonymous said...

Why do we even have to talk about their weight? So what if the squirrels have packed on a few extra pounds. Do we really need to body shame them? It's not right.

Goggla said...

Onky TSP squirrels know how to fold!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:25, Yes, the squirrels in TSP should be shamed for their gluttonous ways.