September 10, 2009

Squirrel Trivia

In case you ever had the burning desire to know how a squirrel keeps his teeth sharp, I am here to provide the answer. Excuse the shaky video, but I cannot do two things at once, so walking and focusing is quite the challenge!

video

I just knew those bones would be good for something once the dogs were finished with them!

6 comments:

jasperlilith said...

that was oddly compelling to watch and he is a brave little squirrel too! he didn't seem to mind how close you were at all :)

Lilla said...

oddly compelling indeed, Daune! We have a few squirrels who are pretty brave, including Mama, who will eat out of our hands. This little guy was intent on sharpening his teeth and didn't budge until the dogs came running out the door!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

That is cute! Maybe he thought the bone was a giant nut.

Arnetta Hyams said...

their teeth keep growing so they have to hone them down...

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

What a cute little fella! I really enjoyed watching him. We have a hard time finding shed deer antler around here because the squirrels destroy them pretty quickly. How cool you caught that on video. BTW - my niece called them "squirts" when she was very little and they have been "squirts" to us ever since, so I have to think to properly say "squirrels" now!

Lilla said...

SVB, yes, a giant nut that he couldn't crack open and eat! We've also caught them gnawing on the rubber Kong toys that we stuff with peanut butter for the dogs. They are quite entertaining to watch!

Arnetta, there are plenty bones scattered around for them to sharpen those ever-growing teeth of theirs! Glad to see you were able to make a comment.

Penny, I like your niece's name for squirrels. They can definitely be little "squirts" at times, so that is very appropriate!