If you look at the most popular videos on the internet a large percentage of them are about animals, and what’s more adorable than little, chubby ones? Well, fat squirrels are making quite a ripple online.
It is quite normal for squirrels to pick up some weight near the end of the year as they prepare for their semi-hibernation. But they seem to be especially plump this winter.
Due to the surprisingly warmer winter, spring seems to have come early. Flowers have popped up and trees have uncurled their new leaves. All this growth, without the extreme cold before it, has tricked the squirrels into thinking winter is yet to come. So they’re still stuffing their bellies for the cold.
Lucky for the squirrels, their bodies regulate their weight pretty well, so this extra eating will all even out later. But while it happens, it is creating quite the trend online for fat squirrel love.