No one's going to steal my nuts this year! Hilarious moments squirrel appears to lift weights thanks to photographer's clever feeding device 

  • Squirrels appear to lift weights in series of photos taken in London garden
  • Pictures show the squirrels 'working out' and even spotting each other 
  • Photographer Max Ellis, 52, used treats and weights on fishing lines to take the hilarious pictures for his son

A photographer has captured the hilarious moment a pair of squirrels decided to pump some iron in his garden thanks to a clever feeding device and some almost invisible fishing line.

Max Ellis, 52, created the hilarious scenes in his garden in Teddington, south west London,  with the help of weights hung on fishing lines and treats for the squirrels.

In the subsequent picture series the animals appear to be lifting the weights and at one point one squirrel appears to be spotting another.

Photographer Max Ellis, 52, created the hilarious scenes (pictured) in his garden in Teddington, south west London, with the help of weights hung on fishing lines and treats to lure the squirrels

Photographer Max Ellis, 52, created the hilarious scenes (pictured) in his garden in Teddington, south west London, with the help of weights hung on fishing lines and treats to lure the squirrels

One squirrel appears to be helping the other by spotting it in another of the clever photographs

One squirrel appears to be helping the other by spotting it in another of the clever photographs

Mr Ellis said he used treats for the squirrels to tempt them into his garden before patiently waiting for the exact moment to get his shot.

He said he originally started creating the scenes for his son Gulliver, said: 'It's a real 2kg weight hung on Spiderwire stealth fishing line.

'I work at a strength gym as a photographer so I get to watch and actually do a lot of these training routines.

'The upright rowing shot was the most unexpected along with the single arm shoulder press.'

Mr Ellis says he uses treats for the squirrels to tempt them into his garden before waiting for the perfect shot

Mr Ellis says he uses treats for the squirrels to tempt them into his garden before waiting for the perfect shot

The pictures were made using a real 2kg weight hung on Spiderwire stealth fishing line so it appears invisible

The pictures were made using a real 2kg weight hung on Spiderwire stealth fishing line so it appears invisible

The squirrels appear to be working out thanks to a clever feeding device and the thin fishing line

The squirrels appear to be working out thanks to a clever feeding device and the thin fishing line

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