Repeated sightings at City Hall calmed the regulars. “If you see a squirrel lying like this, don’t worry; that’s okay,” the city’s parks department wrote on Twitter.
As New York City reported, On hot days, it is common for animals to stretch in this wayover cold surfaces to reduce body heat. This practice is called “spot” in English, and has no equivalent in Portuguese.
The post went viral, with 13,000 likes and hundreds of responses from people with reports that cats, dogs, and even hawks have the same habit.
Falcon ‘sprawling’ in the USA – Photo: clone / Twitter
Among the owners who showed off the beauty of their pets, there were also humans who were inspired by the movement.
On the “Spectrum News NY1” network, host Pat Kiernan tried his hand at doing his part but didn’t show the same stretch.
Presenter tries to ‘show off’, like squirrels in New York – Photo: Reproduction / Spectrum News NY1
Since it is summer in the USA, such reports are repeated in different regions of the country. A few days before the practice became widespread in New York, the US government’s National Park Service announced the start of swimming season.
Bears also use poses to reduce heat – Image: Reproduction / Twitter
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