Never heard of a “squirrel king” until now. It happens when squirrels get their tails entangled and can’t escape, leaving them vulnerable to predators and starvation. Pine sap was the culprit in the image above.
Is it a hoax? I dunno, Babs, but I do know this: there’s more about “squirrel kings” and related “kings” with photos and links here.
[Found here. Stitched ’em all together into one gif. All I can figger is that the perp painted some honey on the pumpkin for the cheat, but the WIN is awesome.]
UPDATE: Here’s the source vid:
I try to find words to describe stuff like this.
I really do.
But sometimes I just give up.