A cheeky squirrel found a novelty way of keeping his food dry: he used an umbrella.
The rodent couldn’t believe his luck when he got his paws on a tiny umbrella left out for the birds to keep their food dry and he quickly put it above his head to keep him and the birdseeds dry.
Unabashed he then went on to eat the seeds left out for the birds in a Hampshire garden whilst the rain poured down.
Bird lover Jane Roberts, 39, had put the child's umbrella over the birds seed tray to help their food dry.
Jane from Fareham, Hampshire said: 'The bird seed soon goes mouldy in the rain so I try to keep it as dry as I can so I thought a small umbrella would be ideal.
‘But no sooner had I put it up the squirrels were using it to keep themselves and their nuts dry and frightening off the birds'