I need to know. Do those big grey squirrels that you see in towns up here know how to swim? For that matter do any of our northland squirrels swim?
I only ask because today I am pretty sure I almost watched one drown as it tried to hop across some water that was flooding a ditch. He went to hop, looked hesitant but hopped anyhow and then proceeded to land square in the middle of this huge puddle that had to have been about 6 inches deep. I kind of think that at least this particular squirrel had no idea how to swim because it made a couple of frantic looking hops and made shore on the other side, soaking wet and moving very slowly. I had my camera with me but it all happened too quickly for me to stop the car, get the camera out and get some shots of this craziness. Bummer…..
So anyone have any ideas? Do squirrels swim?