Confused Squirrel Buries His Nut in Dog's Fur

02/09/2014

As a Naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation, I'm always going making the point that just because most wild animals don't have the brain power to do things like solve complicated math problems or create and harness fire, doesn't mean that they are dumb.  

In fact, if you were tasked with solving the challenges of survival that any wild animal deals with every day in its natural habitat, you'd quickly realize that each animal is a genius when it comes to surviving in its environment, and that we humans are pretty dumb in comparison.

That said, this squirrel who is desperately trying to find a spot to stash his acorn in the fur of a Bernese mountain dog isn't goign to be winning awards in the brains department.  Bless his heart.

 

This time our friend is a little more successful.  Look at his little squirrely paws go!

 Oh, and I should also add that wild animals should never be made pets.  If you find an injured or orphaned wild animal, you should get it to licensed wildlife rehabilitator as quickly as possible.  They are trained to fix up wildlife and get it back to the nature where it belongs.

Get Involved! Protect wildlife with David and the National Wildlife Federation. 


David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. His goal is to inspire others to appreciate the wonders of nature. Meet David >
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