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Cycling nuts! Squirrels enjoy playing on bicycles

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These squirrels are going nuts for their bikes. Spotting a couple of toy bicycles in the snow, the little creatures wasted no time hopping on board and playing. Perched on the bikes and even clinging to helmets, the squirrels almost look as if they are rehearsing some difficult stunts.

The pictures were taken by Dutch photographer

Geert Weggen

, 49, who lives in Sweden. Geert said, “It was about minus 20 degrees, and I put the scene on a table in my garden with sunflower seeds in a small bucket above the cycle and motor, and waited for the squirrels.” (Caters News)



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These squirrels are going nuts for bikes. (Photo: Geert Weggen/Caters News)


Spotting a couple of toy bicycles in the snow, the little creatures wasted no time hopping on board. (Photo: Geert Weggen/Caters News)


The red squirrels almost look as if they are rehearsing some difficult stunts. (Photo: Geert Weggen/Caters News)


This curious squirrel clung to a helmet. (Photo: Geert Weggen/Caters News)


The photos were taken by Dutch photographer Geert Weggen, 49, who lives in Sweden. (Photo: Geert Weggen/Caters News)


Geert said: “It was about minus 20 degrees and I put the scene on a table in my garden with sunflower seeds in a small bucket above the cycle and motor and waited for the squirrels.” (Photo: Geert Weggen/Caters News)


“They come looking for food every day as I put it out for them,” Weggen said. (Photo: Geert Weggen/Caters News)


Weggen added, “Only some of the six red squirrels climbed onto the motorcycle, but I was really happy that some did.” (Photo: Geert Weggen/Caters News)


“I am always pleased when I can capture the scene that I want,” said Weggen. (Photo: Geert Weggen/Caters News)


“In this case, I put small pins into the bikes to keep them propped up and stop the squirrels [from] knocking them over.” (Photo: Geert Weggen/Caters News)