Be careful, if you look at these photos too long, you might begin to hyperventilate. From the Department of Cuteness So Intensely Awesome That Our Brains Have Now Turned Into Sugar come these dangerously cute photos of Siberian flying squirrels. The photos were taken by photographer Masatsugu Ohashi on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
With their big dark eyes, fluffy tails, tiny paws and whiskers, and an adorable tendency to nest in woodpecker holes, these squirrels look like someone magically and perfectly transformed an anime character into a real life creature. We can hardly stand it, but we can’t look away.