Just Found a Squirrel in My Car on Facebook
If you’ve seen a post on Facebook about “just found a squirrel in my car,” you’re probably thinking that the person has probably been in an accident. While the squirrel might be “roadkill,” most motorists wouldn’t be as sympathetic as Chris Felix, who stopped to perform CPR and save the animal. Chris had just found the squirrel while driving on his commute. The squirrel had been tangled in his back tire when Felix struck it.
A Scottish woman who has been observing squirrels for years has posted incredible photos of her experiences. One of her latest pictures shows a squirrel “driving” her car and went viral on Facebook. Another picture shows a squirrel with a miniature shopping trolley. It seems the two of them are incredibly close friends, and the Facebook post has spread like wildfire. In the comments section of the post, she asked for help from others.
Squirrels are small mammals, widely distributed throughout the world. They are mostly nocturnal and have a long history of living in human homes. Though they are not particularly inspiring in nature, they have adapted well to human civilizations and are an attractive addition to urban landscapes. In fact, squirrels often use public parks and urban settings as their ambassadors, because they are charismatic, opportunistic, and adaptable.
During the mating season, male squirrels descend from trees to actively pursue females. These rodents live in a patch of trees and make several nests in a single plot. Some nests are used for sleeping, while others are used to mate. These nests are hidden within thin branches and are only exposed during periods of drought. But, when it comes to their breeding habits, male squirrels are most active in nesting in trees.
A Facebook user named Bill Fischer posted the hilarious video of his squirrel experience. It’s a classic example of how micromanaging a supervisor can make a life-threatening situation even more horrific. But it’s also a testament to how important these animals are to our ecosystem. If you’ve ever wondered how squirrels can make our lives more bearable, just consider the fact that these creatures are responsible for a quarter of all trees in the world.
Squirrels are nature’s foresters. They plant millions of trees every year, and they spread and bury tree nuts all over the continent. Even if they forget about 10% of their food, they’re responsible for planting millions of trees in North America! So while we may be jealous of their efforts to make our lives more bearable, we can celebrate these amazing creatures.
Why are people posting “just found a squirrel in my car” on Facebook?
Answer: Because they want to share their experiences with others and let them know that they are not alone.
What do people hope to accomplish by posting this on Facebook?
Answer: People hope to gain sympathy and support from others who have had similar experiences.
What does it say about our society that we feel the need to post this on Facebook?
Answer: It says that we are a society that is connected by our experiences and that we feel the need to share them with others.
Are people more likely to post about a negative or positive experience?
Answer: People are more likely to post about a negative experience because it is more likely to elicit a response from others.
What does this say about human nature?
Answer: That we are social creatures that crave connection and support from others.
Would people be as likely to share this experience if they didn’t have a platform like Facebook?
Answer: No people would not be as likely to share this experience if they didn’t have a platform like Facebook because it would be more difficult to reach a large number of people.
What does this say about the power of social media?
Answer: That social media has the power to connect people from all over the world and give them a platform to share their experiences.
What would be the implications if people didn’t feel the need to share this experience on Facebook?
Answer: The implications would be that people would feel less connected to each other and there would be less support for people who have had negative experiences.
What does this say about our need for validation from others?
Answer: That we need validation from others in order to feel good about ourselves and our experiences.
Would people still post this on Facebook if they knew that no one would see it?
Answer: No people would not post this on Facebook if they knew that no one would see it because the point is to share the experience with others.
What does this say about the importance of being heard?
Answer: That being heard is important to us because it makes us feel validated and supported.
Would people be as likely to share this experience if they knew that no one would care?
Answer: No people would not share this experience if they knew that no one would care because they would not get the validation they are seeking.
What does this say about the human need for connection?
Answer: That we need to feel connected to others in order to feel good about ourselves.
Why do you think this experience is being shared on Facebook more than any other social media platform?
Answer: Facebook is the most popular social media platform so it makes sense that more people would share their experiences on Facebook than any other platform.
What does this say about the power of social media platforms?
Answer: They have the power to connect people from all over the world and give them a platform to share their experiences.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.