Squirlfeeder

Squirlfeeder partially transformed into bird feeder

A little-known variety of the North American trickster animal is the Squirlfeeder. Somewhat like the Japanese tanuki, this small furry animal resembles a squirrel in its natural shape, but when threatened can transform itself into other objects to fool humans. The backyard variety favors the bird feeder, for obvious reasons. Here you see an incomplete transformation: Once the squirlfeeder could no longer see me, it thought I couldn’t see it, and it forgot to conceal its tail. I leave to your imagination what happened when it noticed that I was standing right next to it taking pictures.

Oh, I finished writing a decent draft of my story, and it’s off to critique.

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