The cute images were snapped by kind-hearted photographer Max Ellis who set up the umbrella in his garden in Teddington during a shower.
“I considered building a covered walkway from their tree because I was getting cramp crouching behind the camera,” Max Ellis said the Daily Mail. “Fortunately this one popped out and hung around exploring for about six minutes. As the rain got heavier, he was able to shelter for a bit but eventually gave up and headed off home.”
A squirrel takes shelter from the rain by huddling under an umbrella in a garden in South West London
The cute images were captured by photographer Max Ellis, who hung the toy umbrella on a fishing line.