Windowpane Wednesday: It’s Hot

How hot is it?

It’s so hot, the squirrels are melting.

Motor Man saw this from our kitchen window recently and alerted me that it would be a good Windowpane Wednesday post.

A few days after I took these pictures, a similar photo appeared in our local paper. Apparently, this is called ‘planking’. In hot weather, squirrels  expose their bellies to the ground to cool their bodies. We have previously seen rabbits do this, but never squirrels. They also will do this in the winter to warm their bodies.

Just another new sighting in our yard wild kingdom.

~These Days Of Mine~


8 responses to “Windowpane Wednesday: It’s Hot

  1. Poor buddies— needed to cool off after dining at your feeders. 😀

  2. Cute photo! Yep – planking is a biggie in the animal world…..we’ve seen a whole lot of blog posts with “plankers” taking center stage. I think it’s cute. Teddy does that actually to cool off when he’s been outside for a while – he goes to the basement and planks on the concrete floor!!

    Have a good Wednesday………..Pam

  3. How ‘cool’! Our squirrels seem to be to busy eating from out bird feeders to plank, and then they spring for the woods when we come outside.

  4. I think I need to be ‘planking’ too! Can’t stand the heat and humidity!! Cute photo, by the way, and MM was right that it was perfect for your Windowpane Wednesday. 🙂

  5. That’s cute! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

  6. oh, no … puddle of squirrel out there … ; )

  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    In this weather you have to do anything to keep cool!! lol

  8. My cat Frankie does that too.

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