Some people have to do it the hard way...

@JolietJake (51124)
United States
February 17, 2018 7:51am CST
...and I guess squirrels are no exception. There are two ears of corn on branches out at the Squirrel Tree. Dad or I always put two out a day. Then occasionally, Dad will put a half-ear on a nail sticking out from the side of the tree. So this morning there were three ears out...and only one squirrel was there when I looked. And I don't know why, but he looked at the two ears on branches...where he could sit and eat at his leisure...and decided no, he'd rather hang upside down on the trunk and eat that corn. Maybe he's just a show-off
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
17 Feb
He's trying to impress a lady squirrel.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
17 Feb
Or maybe Scar?
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
17 Feb
@JolietJake Is Scar impressed?
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
17 Feb
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@JohnRoberts (60323)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Feb
What a corny post.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
17 Feb
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@vandana7 (66160)
• India
17 Feb
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@kobesbuddy (49902)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Feb
@JolietJake Look, he's got corns on his toes!:(
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@LadyDuck (164154)
• Switzerland
17 Feb
This proves that not only humans are weird.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
17 Feb
? Don't let the snow, fall down on me... ?
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@LadyDuck (164154)
• Switzerland
17 Feb
@JolietJake I am watching the video, poor Scar.
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@vandana7 (66160)
• India
17 Feb
Hey..I thought that was intelligent...he is keeping a watch if anybody is coming attacking at him from the ground...
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@BarBaraPrz (20158)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Feb
Maybe he's from "down under"?
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
17 Feb
I look out and see my nuthatches hopping down the trunks facing down a lot
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@BarBaraPrz (20158)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Feb
@JolietJake So you got a boatload of crazy critters...
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
18 Feb
@BarBaraPrz Happy birthing anniversary
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@NJChicaa (42687)
• United States
17 Feb
Ever since the squirrel thought it was a good idea to have her babies under the hood of our SUV, it has been war with them. I hate them.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
17 Feb
That's what ya get for not growing them a tree
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@NJChicaa (42687)
• United States
17 Feb
@JolietJake We had a tree but Hurricane Sandy ruined it
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@kobesbuddy (49902)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Feb
Adolescence is very hard on young kids(squirrels included), they learn everything the hard way! What I don't understand, gravitational pull would make us fall flat on our face, if we tried this daring trick
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@vandana7 (66160)
• India
17 Feb
Hero is holding the bark with hind legs.
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@kobesbuddy (49902)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Feb
@vandana7 Isn't that amazing, hanging upside down? How do they manage to swallow food?
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@vandana7 (66160)
• India
17 Feb
@kobesbuddy Now that is tough to answer...lol.
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@DianneN (79947)
• United States
17 Feb
Maybe he's just being corny! lol
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
17 Feb
Just hangin' out
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@FourWalls (14239)
• United States
17 Feb
Glad to see they like pop’s corn.
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@Katzab7 (53)
• New York, New York
17 Feb
How cute! Squirrels are natural acrobats! I wish I could have a yard with trees and animals and nature. Living in the city can be hard sometimes!
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
17 Feb
I couldn't deal with living in a big city
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• New York, New York
17 Feb
@JolietJake I hear that a lot, from people who live in the Midwest. What is your favorite thing about living away from a big city? And why do you think you couldn't deal with it?
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
17 Feb
@Katzab7 I lived in Dallas...hated it. Not real big on neighbors and I like lots of yard space
• Philippines
18 Feb
wow theyre so cute, wish we also have squirrels here
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Feb
Maybe he thinks if it's harder to get to, it will taste better.
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@lovebuglena (6558)
• Staten Island, New York
17 Feb
Maybe he's a picky eater. Or maybe he chose to leave the others for his lady friends.
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@nanette64 (17729)
• Fairfield, Texas
17 Feb
It amazes me how they do that @JolietJake . My Mom use to feed the squirrels all the time. Her kitchen window was just above the top of the flat garage roof. They would come up every morning and sit there looking at her like, "Well, where the hell's the food. " It did get to the point though that she could open the window, hold the corn in her hand and they would come up and sit there and eat it.
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@AKRao24 (19797)
• India
18 Feb
Ha Ha Ha....he perhaps wanted to impress you people with his stunts to have a regular supply of corn cobs dear @JolietJake ! Thanks for sharing such a nice picture!
@Plethos (10304)
• United States
18 Feb
Hes a circus squirrel.