Vadim Trunov, a Russian photographer, got pictures of some of these little rascals playing in the snow. And fighting – with winter around, those squirrels got into a quarrel over a pinecone, whose juicy seeds make for a tasty winter snack!
Soon a jealous fellow squirrel arrived in a bid to get a taste of the fallen food. The duo lunge at each other and at times soar through the air as they battle for dominance. But the original squirrel was never going to give up its find easily and manages to scare the other away.
“I put a pine cone in the snow, walked away, and waited,” Trunov said of his wildlife shoot. “After some time, the squirrel ran up and started to gnaw it hungrily.”