The squirrel had a large nut sack, to be clear. Sarah Lenzenhuber couldn’t help but take a picture of the well-endowed creature.
‘I saw him while out walking my dog, did a double take and then doubled over laughing,’ Sarah said. ‘I wasn’t sure if I should post it anywhere but then my grade school sense of humour got the best of me.’
Sarah later shared the image on Facebook, where the post has attracted more than 4,000 likes and 800 comments.
In the picture, the squirrel stands upright next to a tree and poses unasʜᴀᴍᴇdly for the camera – showing off a physique that people online have dubbed ‘ripped’ thanks to his apparent ‘six pack’ and ‘abs’.
But viewers couldn’t help but focus on something a little further south… as the squirrel appears to have unusually large ᴛᴇsᴛɪᴄʟᴇs.
‘His nuts are bigger than his head,’ one person commented.
Another commented: ‘Wow, he’s got quite the stockpile of nuts for the winter’, while one woman joked ‘his nuts are bigger than my partner’s’.
One user said: ‘I’ll bet he has to be careful climbing trees and jumping from branch to branch’.
Other viewers called the snap ‘sʜᴏᴄᴋing’ and ‘impressive’, while one fan dubbed the squirrel a ‘show off’.
‘Nut to squirrel ratio warrants addressing this squirrel as ‘Sir’ indeed,’ one person insisted.
Although the male rodent appears to be particularly well-endowed, according to National Geographic, male squirrels have a sᴄʀᴏᴛᴜᴍ that is 20% of their body length, excluding the tail.
As well as his seemingly sizeable sᴄʀᴏᴛᴜᴍ, the creature’s entire physique commands attention from his new fan base.
‘Dude not only is he endowed, he’s ripped – look at those pecks,’ one person said.
Another person commented: ‘Does he have a six pack too?’
‘Wow, those abs!,’ someone else said.
This squirrel isn’t the only animal to ʜɪᴛ the news this week.
The squirrel that Sarah ran into indeed had a larger nut sack than his average colleague. Male squirrels typically have a sᴄʀᴏᴛᴜᴍ that is 20% of the length of their body not including the tail, according to National Geographic.