On a scale of one to 10, this squirrel horsing around with an identity crisis has a cute factor of 11.
This squirrel horsing around with an identity crisis is a good way to stock up on laughs this fall in preparation for winter. BBC Network's Springwatch shared this gold nugget of comedy on Facebook to promote the oncoming of their "Autumnwatch" series.
A plastic horse head acts as the trap, baited with an acorn, in order to capture this goofy incident to provide entertainment for viewers.
The squirrel slowly approaches into focus before climbing into the horse head, like Lee Corso wearing a mascot head on ESPN College Gameday. Perhaps the squirrel is a Boise State Broncos fan, but either way, the determined rodent climbs in and makes his way to the prize at the end of the tunnel, storing up a cache of laughs for viewers to enjoy the reversed-rodent-centaur.
As the tree-dwelling critters scavenge up food for the winter months, these bird-feeder-bandits will continue to make themselves known in urban areas. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. Hats off to the guy who set this trap for laughs. No pun intended.