Santa Monica Squirrel

On my way into work this morning, I was walking along 4th toward Pico and spotted a squirrel sitting next to the base of a palm tree, eating. I slowed my pace so as not to scare the thing away, however, as I passed him, he didn’t budge. He just kept on with his breakfast as though he had not a care in the world.

This is very different behavior from Riverdale squirrels, which make a mad dash up a tree everytime someone sneezes.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.