Animals Video

By William Lailey


Adorable video shows squirrels making the most of lockdown by having a picnic together.

Rick Kalinowski, 43, built a mini picnic bench on his fence in his garden for the squirrels to enjoy their food on.

The self employed plumber is regularly visited by a number of different squirrels who have taken an interest in the new addition to his garden fence.

Rick, from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, buys a variety of different nuts and seeds for his furry friends, and even gives them fresh fruit on special days.

Rick regularly watches the squirrels eating from his window whilst he’s eating his breakfast and drinking his morning coffee.

He said: “I built the picnic bench and mounted it outside my living room window on the fence so I can watch the squirrels eat whilst I have my coffee every morning.

“I wake up at sunrise and have done for years, just to feed the squirrels and fill the bird feeders. I make my coffee, put on the morning news and watch everyone eat. I buy a variety of nuts and seeds for the squirrels along with fresh cut fruit, it brings me happiness especially during these uncertain times.

“The morning I made the video, the squirrels just looked so happy and cute eating. I think a lot of people love squirrels and the picnic table is cute for a photo opportunity.

“I get about 4-6 squirrels that regularly visit me and I’m always taking pictures of them”.