Apparently MCR has a squirrel jacuzzi. This furry friend took “splooting” to a new level by relaxing pool-side and dipping half its body in the water at the top of the bubbling water feature in our bird feeder garden. Squirrels have adopted a unique way to cool off called the “sploot”. Squirrels’ underbellies have less fur than the rest of their body so by pressing their stomachs to cool surfaces like shady rocks, walkways or concrete while stretching out their arms and legs, they can reduce their body heat. In more “scientific” terms, splooting is known as “heat dumping.” Basically, the contact with a cooler surface allows heat from the body to be transferred or ‘dumped’ to the cooler object.