This squirrel was really creative in the ways that it was stalking the monarchs. Reaching underneath, hanging upside down, whatever it took.
This picture makes me hope he is making this face because the toxins finally kicked in and he is making this face because they are starting to taste really bad. But that is probably just me hoping instead of the reality.
The squirrel did keep after them until the whole front of the cypress where they had been was empty of monarchs. Many moved on the back side of the cypress and began sunning. But even today when i went back, they had not returned to this tree.