What Texans Need To Know When Squirrels Start ‘Splooting’
All around the great state of Texas there have been captured moments of squirrels laying face down on their bellies and it’s beginning to make Texans very concerned. This position that squirrels are being found in is called "splooting". Splooting means to lay flat on the stomach with a hind leg, stretched out behind the body, and when you see it up close, I must admit it was somewhat disturbing.
HAVE YOU NOTICED SQUIRRELS ACTING A LITTLE ODD IN TEXAS?
When I noticed a squirrel splooting recently, I instantly became very sad because I thought the squirrel could possibly be dying due to heat exhaustion, but that wasn’t the case. According to My San Antonio, if you happen to see an animal in the splooting position, you shouldn’t panic. The Washington Post describes splooting as another term for heat dumping.
WHY ARE SQUIRRELS SPLOOTING ALL OVER THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS?
Squirrels perform this particular procedure to reduce body heat on cool surfaces, Veterinarians and animal experts say that animals find their selves in this position to avoid the heat as much as possible. If I’m being honest with you, I support anything that would cool me down so maybe I should start splooting in this Texas heat. So keep in mind Texas if you happen to see a squirrel in the face-down position he or she is just trying to keep cool and beat the heat this summer.
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