Dec 022014
 

Penguin here.

It may not be December 21st yet, but Winter is nigh; there’s no doubt about it. Today’s post was inspired by squirrels in general, who we often see around here, no matter the weather. According to Lincoln Park Zoo’s post called What Do Squirrels Do in the Winter?, squirrels don’t hibernate. Instead, they gain weight before winter, and hoard food to reserve for tougher times when sustenance is scarce.

Found here: Love this Pic

Winter Squirrel

Winter is Coming

Jun 232013
 

Penguin here.

According to the The Canadian Encyclopedia’s Squirrel article, most ground squirrels hibernate while tree squirrels are active all year long. The squirrels in this picture are ground squirrels, and young ones at that. Aren’t they so adorable? They look so goofy and curious. I love their relatively large eyes and tiny little ears. These guys are just too cute.

Adorable Baby Ground Squirrels

Adorable Baby Ground Squirrels

Found here: Squirrel – The Canadian Encyclopedia

Apr 152013
 

Penguin here.

After a snowstorm that came along a few days ago, we are finally seeing some true Spring weather here now. When I stumbled upon this adorable picture, I realized that it represented just how much we all appreciate Spring, and felt that it was the perfect picture to post in honour of the warmer weather. Not only do we appreciate it, but so do all the animals. Enjoy the newly-budding flowers, goofy animals (like this squirrel) and the birds chirping: all welcome signs of this beautiful season.

Adorable Squirrel Smelling a Flower

Adorable Squirrel Smelling a Flower

Found here: National Geographic

Feb 022012
 

Penguin here.

I opened my email this morning to be surprised by an email from my friend with the subject line “CUTE ANIMALS!!” She was absolutely right. Aren’t these baby round-tailed squirrels the cutest little guys to wake up to? Don’t they make an adorable tiny family? Look at their adorably large feet! A special thanks to my friend for a sweet email and a great image to share on ACAD.

Round-Tailed Ground Squirrels

These little munchkins make me swoon!

Found here: Mail Online

Jan 242012
 

Penguin here.

Today I went into my kitchen to pick up a small snack when I noticed a squirrel on the wire in my backyard eating something big and white. I immediately grabbed my camera and zoomed it in as far as possible. Lo and behold, I discovered our little carbohydrate-eating friend munching on one of my personal favourite foods: bread!

I’m posting a few of these pictures here. I hope you enjoy.

Squirrel Eating Bread: Side (and chubby) View

Squirrel Eating Bread: Side (and chubby) View

Squirrel Briefly Dans La Lune Mid-Munch (that happens to me sometimes too!)

Squirrel Briefly Dans La Lune Mid-Munch (that happens to me sometimes too!)

The Squirrel Showing a Little Glimpse of his Pink Tongue

The Squirrel Showing a Little Glimpse of his Pink Tongue

Jan 212012
 

Penguin here.

Hi everyone. Sorry about the lack of posts this week on my end. I hope that this picture will make it up to you guys. So here you go, we have a giraffe licking a squirrel! I’m just as surprised as you are. I really don’t know why this giraffe is licking a squirrel – whether it’s kissing it, trying to clean it, or just being goofy. Either way, it doesn’t really matter because it makes for an adorable picture!
According to San Diego zoo’s Animal Bytes, the giraffe, the tallest land animal, has a tongue that is 18 to 20 inches (46 to 50 centimeters) in length and a heart that is 2 feet long! You should definitely check out the article to get some more interesting facts about these amazing animals.
So that’s all for now! I hope you guys get a nice little kiss from a friend today like this little squirrel did.

Giraffe Licking a Squirrel

You taste...furry!

Found here: Baby Animalz

Sep 032011
 

Penguin here.

Over the last few days, we have seen many squirrels walking along the power line in my backyard, with a green crab apple in their mouth. It has certainly been a cute sight, but the particularly special thing about it was that we keep seeing a black squirrel doing the same thing. It is very rare to encounter black squirrels in our city.
I hope to be able to shoot a photo of the black squirrel, but in the meanwhile, I surfed the net and found this absolutely adorable picture of a chubby black squirrel feasting on a peanut. If you check out the link below, you will see many other adorable photos of this cute black squirrel. He seems to be a bit of a messy eater.

Adorable Black Squirrel Eating a Peanut

Yummy!


Found here: The Ark in Space: A Compendium of Creatures