Photo of the Day: Squirrel Tries to Steal Pumpkin?

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British photographer Max Ellis tricks squirrels into posing and interacting with various props by encouraging them with carefully placed treats.

This Squirrel Gets a Little Nutty After Eating Some Nuts

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This Lady Learns the Hard Way That Nature Isn't Always So Cute and Cuddly

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Late-For-Work Excuse of the Day

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According to Redditor mard86:

My co-worker sent an email saying he would be late because he was trying to untie a squirrel tail knot. I asked for a picture, and he delivered.

Here's the email from said coworker:

I was pressed into squirrel rescue this morning on my way out. 5 young squirrels got tangled in Christmas lights in my neighbor's yard. We got the lights off, but now their tails are one big knot, so I have to bring them into a rescue place to untie them, as I am unequipped to untie squirrel tail knots. I should be in this afternoon.

(Embiggen.)

[dangerousminds]