Fat squirrels bulk up for Ottawa's — delayed — winter
Social media shows concern, support and delight at this year's robust rodents
Many people in Ottawa are noticing squirrels are looking a little fatter than usual this year.
As Mother Nature continues to press the hold button on winter weather, the city's squirrels are getting ample time to bulk up.
Squirrels don't hibernate.
They need to pack on enough pounds to get them through the lean times.
Bulking up for winter - which really is coming. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/squirrel?src=hash">#squirrel</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ottawa?src=hash">#Ottawa</a> <a href="https://t.co/HxFOGs2E1B">https://t.co/HxFOGs2E1B</a> <a href="https://t.co/WWBiNXyKVd">pic.twitter.com/WWBiNXyKVd</a>—@StuMillsCBC
And these squirrels seem to be finding plenty to eat.
<a href="https://twitter.com/CBCOttawa">@CBCOttawa</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/weathernetwork">@weathernetwork</a> he/she has packed on a couple of pounds since the summer in Barrhaven, ON <a href="https://t.co/ISA3yQY5Uj">pic.twitter.com/ISA3yQY5Uj</a>—@kdtemp
There's been lots of support for these "fluffy, tubby" squirrel friends — some have even named them.
Some squirrel photos also show off the beauty of Ottawa — with no snow yet in sight.
With a high of 10 C set for today, the chill of winter still seems far away.
<a href="https://twitter.com/CBCOttawa">@CBCOttawa</a> <a href="https://t.co/5CmQpXA3UF">pic.twitter.com/5CmQpXA3UF</a>—@kaarlyn