I think many of us feel a twinge of sympathy when we read about this BBC story:
“A grey squirrel had to be rescued from a bird feeder as it had gorged on so many nuts it could not squeeze back out through the bars.”
I often think of my appetite as squirrel-like — in the presence of free food, I can’t resist. I have to at least try it, because it’s free and well, you never know when you may eat again, right?
According to the Onion-esque web site The Daily Mash, “Health experts have blamed the squirrel fat surge on easy access to fast-nuts and an increasingly inactive lifestyle.”