My friend Scott Waters is as skillful with a mountain bike as he is with a paintbrush and though he likes guns and rodents, he probably wouldn’t approve of using guns on rodents.
With that non-sequitur in mind, know that Scott and Willy headed out to High Park in Toronto armed only with a bagful of peanuts to see what would happen.
As has been re-confirmed by numerous unscientific, but very fun studies: squirrels like peanuts. Willy draws a squirrel in.
At this point Scott and Willy are still blissfully unaware of what the squirrel will do:
The squirrel comes in closer:
And, now breaking with narrative convention, the tension will not be broken by some surprising event. Unless of course you would be surprised to find out that chipmunks are also a type of squirrel and that they like peanuts too:
Look at the difference in the size of Willy’s and the chipmunk’s little pawsy hands.
This one just got whacked on the head by a big cartoon wood mallet:
All photos are © Scott Waters
$2.99 is all it takes to achieve this level of rodential apotheosis.
That, and the ability to not panic when a large rodents crawls up your leg.