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.
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.
For a few moments the cheeky rodent holds the stem between his teeth, before munching on the tasty flower.
This hungry creature is one of a family of burrowing European ground squirrels, who were photographed in a meadow in north-east Austria.
© Oliver Geiseler/Solent News & Photo Agency
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