Animals have started to readjust to us humans being back on the streets. And one particularly chonky squirrel lucked out after hanging around a local McDonalds.
As you can imagine, wildlife in certain areas has got used to not having us humans around...And as lockdown starts to ease, one chonky squirrel decided to make the most out of our return.
And it sets the vibe for 2020 perfectly...I've eaten wayy too much in quarantine too.
Coronavirus is currently still on everyone's minds.Since December 2019, the outbreak of the virus has brought our world to a standstill, it feels like years since everything was normal.
And the panic isn't dying down just yet.
via: Getty ImagesAfter it was confirmed that the virus had originated from the sale and consumption of wild animals, thoughts turned towards our own furry friends.
Some virus strains are common in certain types of animals...
via: Getty ImagesBut this hasn't stopped the hysteria over our beloved pets catching the virus.
A few months ago, rumors began to spread that cats and dogs could catch the virus...
via: Getty ImagesAnd with us humans being as over-protective as we are, people went to extreme lengths to protect their beloved pets.
Some people made makeshift facemasks for their pets...
via: TwitterAnd this poor little cat went viral on Twitter after it's anonymous owner did this to the confused feline. Unacceptable, we must say.
But things began to get worse...
via: Getty ImagesLast month, reports came in that out of panic of catching the virus, owners in China threw their pets from rooftops.
This came from the false information being spread that cats and dogs could pass on the virus.
via: Getty Images5 cats were thrown to their deaths in Shanghai, and 1 dog was found dead in Tianjin City in the Hebei Province.
Even though all animals carry the risk of spreading infections and viruses...
via: Getty ImagesIt has been confirmed that there has been no evidence at all to suggest that any animals, including pets, livestock, or wildlife, might be a source of infection.
It is important to stay healthy, of course...
via: Getty ImagesSo it has been further recommended to wash hands at all times when around pets and other animals, and to take pets for regular check-ups at the vets.
But there has been an unexpected upside to the pandemic.
via: TwitterAs humans stay indoors and stop consuming and polluting, nature has started to heal. Just look at these fish in a Venice canal!
Swans came back too!
via: TwitterIt was truly amazing to see.
And that's not all.
via: TwitterTons of turtles managed to hatch on this beach, undisturbed by human activity.
Even more amusingly?
via: TwitterIn a town in Wales, UK, a bunch of mountain goats came to visit.
via: TwitterIt seems animals are really benefiting from this lockdown.
But the latest animal return might be the cutest yet.Because it involves a seriously plus-sized squirrel.
A chubby squirrel has become an internet sensation after it was spotted chomping down on a burger.
@JamieWalton Totally normal squirrel behavior— Ulysses_The_Electrician (@Ulysses_The_Electrician)1601161600.0
Video footage shows that the burger is essentially the same size as the squirrel.
@JCase0071 Ha! It wasn’t mine. I was picking my husband up from work. He said earlier the squirrel had run through… https://t.co/hSpVZYssCW— Jamie Walton (@Jamie Walton)1601164121.0
The squirrel has been racking up views, with people all over the world showing their love for the rodent.
@JamieWalton https://t.co/Yd23M7EArM— LumberPond (@LumberPond)1601175008.0
It's known that squirrels can eat meat when hungry, they've even been spotted eating small birds, snakes, and other rodents."There have been many comments saying the squirrel is pregnant," Walton said. "It is not typical for them to give birth this time of year, but I am not an expert."
Walton also added that they will "eat anything available."
I am sitting in a parking lot watching a squirrel eat a McDonalds cheeseburger. 😂 https://t.co/1tywKihgqp— Jamie Walton (@Jamie Walton)1601161303.0