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This serene squirrel looks to be deep in thought as it stands on two back legs beneath one of the last flowers of the season.<br />
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The bushy-tailed mammal is foraging around for food, stretching on tip-toes to reach the bright red poppies before pulling them down towards him.<br />
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For a few moments the cheeky rodent holds the stem between his teeth, before munching on the tasty flower. <br />
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This hungry creature is one of a family of burrowing European ground squirrels, who were photographed in a meadow in north-east Austria.<br />
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© Oliver Geiseler/Solent News & Photo Agency<br />
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