I've noticed lately that squirrels around here are getting pretty brazen. Earlier today there was a little squirrel eating right in the middle of the sidewalk. He looked so cute that I didn't want to interrupt, so I crossed the street.
I crossed the street. To avoid a squirrel.
I know, it's crazy. But he looked so sure of himself, his little white haunches bristling. It looked like he belonged there. And he's not the only one. The squirrels don't even notice me anymore when I walk past. That's how single-minded they are about eating everything in sight.
Every time I see one, I think about winter. The squirrels obviously know it's coming because they have come to the accurate conclusion that Winter is scarier and more dangerous than humans.
I'm going to say that one more time: Squirrels understand that Winter is scarier than humans.
Do you realize what this means!????
It means that the average squirrel is smarter than EVERY SINGLE (living) PERSON in Westeros*.
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*Reference to George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. But then, you knew that already, didn't you?