I got the biggest kick out of this little guy and his “catch.” The squirrel is holding a Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) twig, with two ginormous acorns. He’s got built-in camouflage with the leaves – he froze when our paths met on a nature trail. He stared at me while I threw down my tripod and camera (I had been carrying them over my shoulder) to take his picture. As soon as I started clicking, he started running!
The Bur Oak acorns look pretty green to me, so I’m guessing that he is just stocking up for the winter. Or working on his chipmunk impersonation. Or training for the next squirrel triathlon. Stop with the jokes? OK.