Anyone who dares fill bird feeders in the hopes of actually, you know, feeding birds knows well the menace hungry squirrels present. Entire industries are built around preventing squirrels from completely devouring provisions intended for birds. The bird feeder arms race demands incessant innovation because of the utter fearlessness and abandon driving squirrels to plunder feeders.

Reader John Borg has been sharing his excellent waterfowl photos with me for a while, but when he shared the following shot of a kamikaze squirrel hellbent on feed, I had to share it!

John graciously followed up with a couple more killer shots of Eastern Gray Squirrels doing their best impressions of flying squirrels.

Do you have shots of not-exactly-flying squirrels you’d like to share? Send them in and we’ll add them to the gallery!

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.