Ode To A Greedy Squirrel

Ode To A Greedy Squirrel
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A squirrel who wanted some food
Did something I’d call rather rude:
He squeezed into a cage,
Ate the bird feed — not sage.
Now his tummy’s too fat to extrude.

Note: This limerick is based on a British news story about a greedy squirrel that squeezed through the bars of a “squirrel-proof” bird feeder and “gorged on so many nuts it could not squeeze back out through the bars.” The squirrel remained trapped inside, until an RSPCA Inspector used a crow-bar and grasper to widen the gap between two of the bars. 

(You can find more of my pet and animal humor here and you’ll find more animal related poetry here.)

UPDATE: Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day, January 21st!

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3 Responses to “Ode To A Greedy Squirrel”

  1. SandyCarlson says:

    Oh, no! What did you do with him?

  2. Oh that made me smile, reminds me of all the squirrels we saw in the Botanic gardens today – several of them were very fat, gorged on all the nuts and sunflower seeds the visitors feed them!

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