A fox squirrel eats a piece of ice he carried up a tree. Although the squirrel has to use body heat to melt the ice, on cold days squirrels often eat ice or snow. During winter, they have few other sources of moisture.
Image Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings
Image Date: 2009MAR07
Image Species: Sciurus niger rufiventer
(EXIF information is accurate – stamped in UTC).
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