Thursday, May 13, 2010

American Squirrels Becoming British Citizens

American gray squirrels have integrated themselves into British environments so much that British scientists are considering reclassifying them as British natives.

"ALIEN species such as American grey squirrels and Asian muntjac deer have become so well established in Britain that some should be reclassified as natives, a scientific report has suggested."

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


"Named Crunchy by his carers, the four-week-old grey squirrel has been put on painkillers after tumbling from a branch when a tree surgeon sawed through his home."

Doesn't he look cute with his little bandage around his head?

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

More Squirrel Pics!

Squirrels on display at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Large Campus Squirrels

"Today a college sent me a questionnaire to fill out about my campus tour and what I thought of the school. I kid you not, the third question asks me, "Did our ridiculously large campus squirrels scare you at all?" If I wasn't seriously considering this school before, I am now. MLIA"

From My Life is Average

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Squirrel ate my trashcan!

Okay, when my boss came to work and saw this, he was pissed.

It was a brand new trash can.
I put it outside the day before. One single day, and it had a hole in it.

Normally, I'd have yelled at the squirrels. When I looked inside the trash can and saw loose french fries and a good coating of ketchup inside, I yelled at some of our employees instead. The trashcan is ONLY for bagged trash so my car doesn't get all smelly when I take the trash to the dumpster. This was the reason for getting a new trashcan in the first place - the old one was too disgusting, and didn't have a lid, so it collected water. (Its not like its the only trashcan we've got - there are 3 of them within 10 feet of the front door to the studio inside.)

The good news is that a little bit of tape patched the hole, and I haven't had to yell at anyone - human or squirrel alike - since then.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Campus Amenities include a dining hall, library, and squirrels. . . .

A teacher in An Arbor, Michigan got attacked my a mother squirrel when she noticed some young squirrels out of their nest, being eyed by a bird, and she tried to put the squirrels back. They may be cute, but don't mess with squirrels!

(Complete with too-cute-for-the-story photograph)

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