Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! Here is a cinemagraph I captured while in Canada this summer. I kept it squirreled away until now. Have you appreciated a squirrel today? If not, then get out there and show some love! “How?” I hear you ask. Squirrel Appreciation Day just happens to be National Hug Day 😉. Now for some fun squirrel facts:
1. Squirrels are surprisingly fast; they can run up to 32 kph, so hugging one may prove to be a tad challenging...
2. Blue Jays are just as nuts about nuts and the two often battle over them.
3. There are 285 squirrel species around the world.
4. A squirrel’s four front teeth grow about 10 inches a year (gnawing keeps them short).
5. The word “squirrel” is about as difficult for foreign language speakers to say as it is for you to keep these bushy tails out of your bird feeders.