Off its trolley? The hilarious picture of a hungry red squirrel pushing a tiny shopping trolley filled with monkey nuts

This hilarious photograph shows a hungry wild red squirrel pushing a tiny shopping trolley filled with monkey nuts.

Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 5:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th September 2018, 10:51 pm
The picture by photographer Craig Doogan

Photographer Craig Doogan spent three weeks patiently waiting for the right shot after dropping his children off at school each morning.

Craig, 38, said: "I dropped the kids off at school and went along to the woods for three weeks and left nuts on a log.

"I used different food each day so they weren't getting the same thing, including hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, grapes and bits of apple and carrot.

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"I captured a few pictures of the squirrels knocking the trolley over but it took a while to get the one with the squirrel pushing the trolley.

"I was really chuffed that I managed to get it.

Landscape photographer Craig came up with the nutty idea when he saw the tiny shopping trolley in a shop and knew he had to attempt the funny picture.

Craig said: "I do quite a lot of photography, mainly landscapes, but decided to plan the squirrel shot when I came across the miniature trolley in a shop.

"I immediately knew that I wanted to do it."