Because even a police officer must have a day off from chasing down the bad guy, we give you the story of a Clovis policeman turned detective, who was caught on tape feeding a friendly squirrel during the national Squirrel appreciation day.
Squirrel Appreciation Day – Because Going Nuts can Be a Good Thing
With everyone celebrating Groundhog Day, why isn’t there a day dedicated to the friendly and fuzzy nut-gathering rodents who make our day a whole lot better? Celebrated on the 21st of January, the National Squirrel Appreciation Day brings together nature lovers of all ages and social backgrounds who love nothing more than to see the little furry rodents in action.
During Squirrel Appreciation Day, people would often be seen strolling through the park or neighborhood searching for the rodents. Armed with a bag filled with nutty goods, all you can do is wait for the little tyke to come out and claim his treat.
This is also a great opportunity to learn more about squirrels and of course, to take a lot of pictures for your social media account. This brings us to the former policeman, now detective John McGrory, who was filmed by one of his colleagues while feeding friendly neighborhood squirrel.
According to Ty Wood, the Clovis Police Department spokesperson, the video portraying McGrory feeding the little rodent was taken back in 2016, but it’s still a treat for the eyes to see even such a long time.
Wood said that McGrory was on patrol duty that day when he learned from the residents that the squirrels are quite friendly and was offered a handful of nuts in order to feed them. Sure enough, as McGrory approached a squirrel, treats in hand, the rodent went up to him, grabbed his treats before disappearing into the tree.
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