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Splooting Squirrel

53889 views Rita Cordeiro October 6, 2022 Toronto, ON Date shot: October 5, 2022

Little guy resting on cool grass, but that's not what I thought as first. I spotted this guy in my peripheral vision, and thought he had been injured by the other squirrels, as it can get quite chaotic at times. Turns out that he was just watching me refill the peanut container and biding his time until he could make a mad dash for more. “Splooting” is when squirrels lay spread-eagle, face down with all four paws on a cool surface to help lower their body temperatures, according to wildlife officials. They can be seen “splooting” on the ground, in trees or on roofs." He was probably also a little tuckered out from all that running around.

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