Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Ladylike Behavior (Grey Squirrel)

painting of two grey squirrels
Gwenn Seemel
Ladylike Behavior (Grey Squirrel)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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Whenever I see squirrels, I think of my grandmother who had a pet squirrel many years ago and who loved animals. I’ve painted a number of squirrels besides these two, including this one who’s brandishing some peanuts proudly. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Girls don’t always prefer monogamy.

Only one female gray squirrel in a given area comes into estrus at a time. When she does, she mates with numerous males, despite the attempts of some of her mates to fight off other males.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
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