Not the sharpest tool in the shed

Yep, juuuuust gonna take a nap in this hole here…

But something’s not working.

Oh well [Yaaaawn]

Not the sharpest tool in the shed

Stuart’s Moment of Brilliance was captured at the Minnesota Zoo by Carolina A.



  1. This reminds me of 2005… [wiggly flashback lines descend] 🙂

  2. I love it when aminals yawn!!! so cute!!! birds are the cutest when they yawn.. looks like they are yelling hehehe…

  3. Stuart is obviously the new spokes-groundhog for Groundhog Life Alert – “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”

  4. Von Zeppelin says:

    Looks like me trying to catch a pass during my unhappy career as a high school football player. “I got it, coach! I got it!” (Ball sails over head) “Where’d it go? Where’d it go?” (Trip, SPLAT!)

  5. One Eyed Daruma says:

    nice toof! it almost looks like he tripped and fell – poor dear. I can almost hear him sputter *oof*

  6. I was just there with my boyfriend this summer!

    The ground squirrel ‘town’ is too cute. I sat watching the exhibit for a good half hour. 🙂

    Thinking of which, I should submit some photos too!

  7. Nice toof.

  8. GH slides for home!

  9. How do we know this is not some ground hog yoga pose? Looks like it gives the spine a good stretch…

  10. I second the poor guy looks like he stepped on a banana peel, and may be falling into a ditch. Just waiting to hear the *wonk wonk* sound..

  11. Reminds me of the old commercial: “I’ve fallen….. and I can’t get up!!!”

  12. oh man, Suzanne beat me to it 🙂

  13. It looks more to me like Super Prairie Dog just encountered Kryptonite! Oh Noes! *crash*

    …which leads me to ponder just what Lex Lutherdog looks like…

  14. DaytimeDeb says:


  15. Kristabelle says:

    Daytime Deb beat me to it! :p

    That’s one heck of a belly flop!

  16. Looks this wee prairie dog has grown up in a predator-free environment. A little too comfy for my taste! The zoo might want to let a puma put a paw to ground for a minute or two to keep this guy on his toes for the visitors! 😉

  17. It seems like he should be yelling “Spock!” in a William Shatner voice.

  18. I love the MN Zoo!
    The prairie dogs area always doing cute things like that :]

  19. victoreia says:

    @DanS: rotflmao! I can just see that little paw, pressed up against the glass in the engine room!

  20. Ok I’m apparently not the sharpest either. What’s not working?
    It looks like this guy was probably just curled up in the hole, snoozing away. And now he’s getting a post nap stretch before going about his day.

  21. “Dude, I was just laying here minding my own business, when all of the sudden this huge crater opened up and tried to swallow me! I tried to yell and reach for something to hold on to… I’m still not sure how I got out of there alive, man!”

  22. He’s dirt-surfing! (BTW, CUTE!)

  23. Sinkhole!!! I hate it when they jump up at you like that.

  24. Thick as a brick!

  25. “Oh, right! Nose-first into the hole, not belly-button first”

  26. Love the front tooth !

  27. Sassafrass says:

    He’s so cute! To me, it looks like he’s saying “SAFEEEEE!” after sliding on his belly to get to the last base, like in baseball!

  28. The tooth, the tooth!!! *thud*

  29. Wow! so cute squirrel , Is it really yawning? or It accidentally shoot in the hole? What ever it is, it so cute. I really love squirrel.

  30. hogging the ground

  31. The belly is comfy…that’s the main concern !!!

  32. Oof who left this hole here? oh it was me.

  33. Jest call him Bubba

  34. yawning AWWWWWW

  35. look at that buck toof! weeeeee……..

  36. OK, I hate to make this observation, but I’ve seen pictures of prairie dogs that have been shot, and this kind of looks like it’s been shot. I really hope not though.

    [This photo was taken at a zoo 2 miles from my house. You’ve missed by at least that far. – Ed.]

  37. lol silly!

  38. I think i watched this scene in Band Of Brothers. Surely, someone is yelling