Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

Baseball-obsessed squirrel gets up close and personal with the Astros

Squirrels are certainly not the strangest animals we've seen at Spring Training:

But one baseball-loving rodent was certainly the friendliest. During Thursday's Astros-Mets game in Port St. Lucie, a squirrel took a quick tour of the pitcher's mound before running into the Astros' dugout to say hello:

squirrel

Maybe it wanted to go on a fun trip with Jake Marisnick and George Springer. Or maybe it heard that there would be free sunflower seeds:

seeds