Stealth Squirrel

For the last few months I’ve been observing what I’ve called “stealth squirrels” in the DC area, and from a quick internet search, I am not the only one. However, no one I know has noticed when a squirrel basically flattens itself against the ground, splaying its hind limbs back behind itself and tucking the arms underneath. Think commando, or Navy Seal. Or, just look at the crummy photo I took with my cell phone camera:

Recognizing that my photograph is similar to those that have documented the existence of Bigfoot and Nessie, I have vowed to one day have a decent camera with me when I see a stealth squirrel. And maybe it won’t be a hazy 101F degrees, either.