Mysterious Squirrels in Sly Cooper 4

Yesterday, I was working on my second playthrough of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time when something bizarre happened.  I was in the third location, the Ice Age, just running around, looking for the final clue bottle.  And then it happened…

A squirrel appeared out of thin air.

The non-hostile animals that run around this area are penguins and tiny red dinosaurs.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a squirrel here before.  But there it was, popping into existence just like that.  I ran around a little more, and a total of two more squirrels appeared.  I spent some time watching these three squirrels run around, a bit confused by their sudden appearance.  I mean, are there any squirrels in this game?  I really don’t remember.  I remember chickens and pigs and lizards, but I can’t remember if there are squirrels, especially running around in the snowy Ice Age.

I returned to this very spot later on, during Sly’s first mission, and sure enough, the squirrels began popping up again.  This time, however, I was only able to make two squirrels appear.

Maybe I’m just thinking too much about it, but is this normal?  Has this happened to anyone else?  I’d really like to know whether or not I just experienced a rare glitch.  And as proof, I have a few pictures below.  I apologize for the poor quality.  I was playing this game on an old CRT TV, and I had to take photos using my phone, so they don’t look great.  But you should be able to make out the shape of three little squirrels.  It could be totally normal…or else it could be…mysterious….

A close-up of one of the enigmatic squirrels
Sly stands at the ready in case the deceptively innocent creatures go rogue
No, seriously, though…is this normal?

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  1. Angie says:

    For some reason this made me think about that episode of Rick and Morty with the memory flashbacks where Morty can understand squirrels and they try to kill him. Don’t let them know you noticed!!

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