Photo: Squirrel appears to present a poppy

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Caught in the act! This California ground squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) looks like he is offering a flower to an unseen beloved; but photographer Mark Heatherington explains, "It appears that this cute little one was smelling a spring flower. Actually he consumed it. Never observed this before."

The curious incident of the squirrel and the poppy was captured at Brown Acres in Jackson County, Oregon.

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