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Squirrel Mother Goes Nuts & Attacks Dog Trying To Eat Her Baby
Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/09

Posted on 11/24/2009 4:30:31 PM PST by BunnySlippers

After the whirlwind attack the mother squirrel springs free of the dog and rushes her baby back up into the safety of the tree.

The frustrated dog is left sitting forlornly at the base of the tree as its prey escapes into the upper branches.


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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: huckabee; photoshop; squirrel
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1 posted on 11/24/2009 4:30:32 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers

I got tons of squirrels trying to steal my birdseed, I just shoosh them off.

They are cute to watch for a while, and have been getting braver and braver as time goes by.

It’s easy to get the warm fuzzy feelings over an animal that’s cute.
But there is no doubt in my mind that if you messed with a squirrel who got up on the wrong side of the tree this morning, he could make you wish you were never born!
Tough little suckaz! And fast!


2 posted on 11/24/2009 4:39:28 PM PST by djf (Maybe life ain't about the doing - maybe it's just the trying... Hey, I don't make the rules!)
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To: BunnySlippers; Nateman
This thread has potential.


3 posted on 11/24/2009 4:39:54 PM PST by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: BunnySlippers

4 posted on 11/24/2009 4:39:59 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: BunnySlippers

A little late in the year for baby squirrels.


5 posted on 11/24/2009 4:40:39 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: djf

Actually there is a little park just outside of Griffith Park in Los Angeles that has literally hundreds and hundreds of squirrels. My kitten was mesmerized by them and we would sit at a picnic table with a half dozen of them on the tabletop.

After awhile I began to get a queasy feeling about them. Although they are cute and fun to watch, I would not want to go one-on-one with them.

I like them. but keep my distance.


6 posted on 11/24/2009 4:43:01 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
Amateur!


7 posted on 11/24/2009 4:43:06 PM PST by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: djf
I got tons of squirrels trying to steal my birdseed, I just shoosh them off.

Get one of those pole feeders with the dish on top - then spray the pole with WD-40. Squirrels can't climb up it...

8 posted on 11/24/2009 4:46:20 PM PST by GOPJ (ObamaCare - slush fund scam that would make Bernie Madoff blush.)
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To: BunnySlippers

9 posted on 11/24/2009 4:47:06 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: BunnySlippers

Gramps would keep his squirrel gun on the back porch. He used to eat em.


10 posted on 11/24/2009 4:47:59 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: BunnySlippers

11 posted on 11/24/2009 4:49:28 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Daffynition

12 posted on 11/24/2009 4:49:29 PM PST by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: djf
I got tons of squirrels trying to steal my birdseed, I just shoosh them off.

I feed the squirrels - they're way more interesting than birds :~)

13 posted on 11/24/2009 4:50:58 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Daffynition

14 posted on 11/24/2009 4:52:37 PM PST by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm
You've hear about the famous fainting goats................well...........


15 posted on 11/24/2009 4:53:10 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: paulycy

Wouldn’t it be nice if Republican politicians fought as hard to protect our liberties as this mommy squirrel fought for her baby.


16 posted on 11/24/2009 4:53:43 PM PST by ensignbay (**OBAMA GAFFES video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4-AKcH3eC8 ***)
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To: BunnySlippers

Huh.

Not much of a dog.

My dog kills and eats groundhogs, possums, skunks, squirrels and coons. And cats.

Not kidding about the skunks either. She likes the smell, seems like. Unfortunately for me.

She’d take a deer too if she could catch one...keeps trying...so far no luck.


17 posted on 11/24/2009 4:54:38 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: ensignbay
Wouldn’t it be nice if Republican politicians fought as hard to protect our liberties as this mommy squirrel fought for her baby.

Why yes. It would be *very* nice.

I'm not holding my breath, though.

18 posted on 11/24/2009 4:55:34 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: mamelukesabre

19 posted on 11/24/2009 4:55:49 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: All

It appears that a squirl has more sense to protect its baby than a pro-abort NOW member.


20 posted on 11/24/2009 5:00:02 PM PST by ak267
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To: Dallas59
Put the legs in a pressure cooker for about an hour, then into a slow cooker with some good BBQ sauce for about three more. The meat falls off the bone, and there's no stringiness whatsoever. Tastes just like mild beef.


21 posted on 11/24/2009 5:07:47 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: BunnySlippers

22 posted on 11/24/2009 5:13:25 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


23 posted on 11/24/2009 5:15:16 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: BunnySlippers; Chieftain

time for the Marine squirrel, chieftain!


24 posted on 11/24/2009 5:19:54 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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25 posted on 11/24/2009 5:23:04 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers; Chieftain

Wait until you see chieftain’s Marine squirrel!


26 posted on 11/24/2009 5:24:57 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; Chieftain

I wanna see! :)


27 posted on 11/24/2009 5:26:20 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
Actually that Lab was just playing with the baby squirrel, note the puppy-bow posture. That's why she's so startled when momma comes after her.

A squirrel once tangled with my oldest Lab - my Choc female who is a savvy old hunting dog. He got in a couple of bites on her nose, but after ten seconds he was one DEAD squirrel. She did a victory lap with him in her mouth, bloody but unbowed.

28 posted on 11/24/2009 5:33:27 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: paulycy; potlatch; Nateman

29 posted on 11/24/2009 5:41:21 PM PST by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: AnAmericanMother

I agree. Don’t think the lab Bubba would hurt a squirrel, he might play with it until it wished it was dead.


30 posted on 11/24/2009 5:41:33 PM PST by altura
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To: Dallas59

Squirrel biscuits and gravy.

Now that high eatin’ right there I tell ya.


31 posted on 11/24/2009 5:48:18 PM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 awaits...)
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To: BunnySlippers

Dang! I was rooting for the dog.


32 posted on 11/24/2009 6:02:21 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Depression Countdown: 50... 49... 48...)
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To: altura
My oldest one has such a soft mouth, we use her to pick up escaped birds during training days and hunting tests.

She has run down chukars and winkled mallards out of the weeds on islands in the middle of ponds. She just picks them up by the middle of the back and carries them with her neck fully extended. They can flap and quack all they want, she ignores it and delivers them to hand.

When my oldest dog was unable to attend a hunting seminar, I was thrilled to find that my middle dog has the same talent:

Both gunners completely missed that hen mallard, and she complained bitterly all the way back to the line. Ruby didn't care, she just kept on galloping.

33 posted on 11/24/2009 6:11:16 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: BunnySlippers

Squirrel!


34 posted on 11/24/2009 6:19:51 PM PST by WhirlwindAttack (I'm ready to tie balloons to my house to get away from 0bama.)
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To: WhirlwindAttack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBb7KReY6Eg


35 posted on 11/24/2009 6:30:40 PM PST by BRL
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To: BunnySlippers
scarsquirrel
36 posted on 11/24/2009 6:50:49 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: BunnySlippers
Demonic Squirrel Riding Story
by Daniel Meyer (http://www.vtwinmama.com/demonic_squirrel_riding_story.htm)

"I never dreamed slowly cruising through a residential neighborhood could be so incredibly dangerous!"

(Snip and cut to the chase.)

"As I passed an oncoming car, a brown furry missile shot out from under it and tumbled to a stop immediately in front of me. It was a squirrel, and must have been trying to run across the road when it encountered the car. I really was not going very fast, but there was no time to brake or avoid it—it was that close.

I hate to run over animals…and I really hate it on a motorcycle, but a squirrel should pose no danger to me. I barely had time to brace for the impact.

Animal lovers, never fear. Squirrels can take care of themselves!

Inches before impact, the squirrel flipped to his feet. He was standing on his hind legs and facing the oncoming Valkyrie with steadfast resolve in his little beady eyes. His mouth opened, and at the last possible second, he screamed and leapt! I am pretty sure the scream was squirrel for, “Banzai!” or maybe, “Die you gravy-sucking, heathen scum!” as the leap was spectacular and he flew over the windshield and impacted me squarely in the chest.

Instantly he set upon me. If I did not know better I would have sworn he brought twenty of his little buddies along for the attack. Snarling, hissing, and tearing at my clothes, he was a frenzy of activity. As I was dressed only in a light t-shirt, summer riding gloves, and jeans this was a bit of a cause for concern. This furry little tornado was doing some damage!

Picture a large man on a huge black and chrome cruiser, dressed in jeans, a t-shirt, and leather gloves puttering maybe 25mph down a quiet residential street…and in the fight of his life with a squirrel. And losing.

I grabbed for him with my left hand and managed to snag his tail. With all my strength I flung the evil rodent off the left of the bike, almost running into the right curb as I recoiled from the throw.

That should have done it. The matter should have ended right there. It really should have. The squirrel could have sailed into one of the pristinely kept yards and gone on about his business, and I could have headed home. No one would have been the wiser.

But this was no ordinary squirrel. This was not even an ordinary pissed-off squirrel.

This was an evil attack squirrel of death!

Somehow he caught my gloved finger with one of his little hands, and with the force of the throw swung around and with a resounding thump and an amazing impact he landed square on my back and resumed his rather anti-social and extremely distracting activities. He also managed to take my left glove with him!

The situation was not improved. Not improved at all. His attacks were continuing, and now I could not reach him.

I was startled to say the least. The combination of the force of the throw, only having one hand (the throttle hand) on the handlebars, and my jerking back unfortunately put a healthy twist through my right hand and into the throttle. A healthy twist on the throttle of a Valkyrie can only have one result. Torque. This is what the Valkyrie is made for, and she is very, very good at it.

The engine roared as the front wheel left the pavement. The squirrel screamed in anger. The Valkyrie screamed in ecstasy. I screamed in…well…I just plain screamed.

Now picture a large man on a huge black and chrome cruiser, dressed in jeans, a slightly squirrel torn t-shirt, and only one leather glove roaring at maybe 70mph and rapidly accelerating down a quiet residential street…on one wheel and with a demonic squirrel on his back. The man and the squirrel are both screaming bloody murder.

With the sudden acceleration I was forced to put my other hand back on the handlebars and try to get control of the bike. This was leaving the mutant squirrel to his own devices, but I really did not want to crash into somebody’s tree, house, or parked car. Also, I had not yet figured out how to release the throttle…my brain was just simply overloaded. I did manage to mash the back brake, but it had little affect against the massive power of the big cruiser.

About this time the squirrel decided that I was not paying sufficient attention to this very serious battle (maybe he is a Scottish attack squirrel of death), and he came around my neck and got IN my full-face helmet with me. As the faceplate closed partway and he began hissing in my face I am quite sure my screaming changed tone and intensity. It seemed to have little affect on the squirrel however.

The rpm’s on The Dragon maxed out (I was not concerned about shifting at the moment) and her front end started to drop.

Now picture the large man on the huge black and chrome cruiser, dressed in jeans, a very ragged torn t-shirt, and wearing one leather glove, roaring at probably 80mph, still on one wheel, with a large puffy squirrel’s tail sticking out his mostly closed full-face helmet. By now the screams are probably getting a little hoarse.

Finally I got the upper hand…I managed to grab his tail again, pulled him out of my helmet, and slung him to the left as hard as I could. This time it worked…sort-of. Spectacularly sort-of, so to speak.

Picture the scene. You are a cop. You and your partner have pulled off on a quiet residential street and parked with your windows down to do some paperwork.

Suddenly a large man on a huge black and chrome cruiser, dressed in jeans, a torn t-shirt flapping in the breeze, and wearing one leather glove, moving at probably 80mph on one wheel, and screaming bloody murder roars by and with all his strength throws a live squirrel grenade directly into your police car.

I heard screams. They weren't mine...

I managed to get the big motorcycle under directional control and dropped the front wheel to the ground. I then used maximum braking and skidded to a stop in a cloud of tire smoke at the stop sign at a busy cross street.

I would have returned to fess up (and to get my glove back). I really would have. Really. But for two things. First, the cops did not seem interested or the slightest bit concerned about me at the moment. One of them was on his back in the front yard of the house they had been parked in front of and was rapidly crabbing backwards away from the patrol car. The other was standing in the street and was training a riot shotgun on the police cruiser.

So the cops were not interested in me. They often insist to “let the professionals handle it” anyway. That was one thing. The other? Well, I swear I could see the squirrel, standing in the back window of the patrol car among shredded and flying pieces of foam and upholstery, and shaking his little fist at me. I think he was shooting me the finger…

That is one dangerous squirrel. And now he has a patrol car…

I took a deep breath, turned on my turn-signal, made an easy right turn, and sedately left the neighborhood.

As for my easy and slow drive home? Screw it. Faced with a choice of 80mph cars and inattentive drivers, or the evil, demonic, attack squirrel of death...I’ll take my chances with the freeway. Every time.

And I’ll buy myself a new pair of gloves."

37 posted on 11/24/2009 6:52:27 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: mamelukesabre

So does one of my dogs except once he brought a live possum into the house. Little sucker played “possum” so he was easy for me to catch and release.


38 posted on 11/24/2009 6:57:37 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: stylecouncilor

Peanuts!


39 posted on 11/24/2009 7:04:32 PM PST by onedoug
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To: HairOfTheDog
I have a squirrel that I feed. He is missing a front leg, half of his tail, and one of his ears.

I figure that any squirrel that can survive an attack like that, deserves to be fed the rest of his life.

40 posted on 11/24/2009 7:07:31 PM PST by kara37
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To: 50mm; devolve

Lol, that squirrel is looking forward to TURKEY!!
Hilarious 50mm, thanks for pinging.


41 posted on 11/24/2009 7:40:39 PM PST by potlatch (ACTIONS - Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: Eaker

So does one of yours what?

Likes skunk smell and eats skunk?


42 posted on 11/24/2009 7:44:53 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: djf

I feed my birds Safflower birdseed, the squirrels don’t like it and the birds love it.


43 posted on 11/24/2009 7:51:54 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: mamelukesabre

He has consumed your list of rodents except the skunk and cat. He never has a scratch on him.


44 posted on 11/24/2009 7:53:29 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: altura
I agree. Don’t think the lab Bubba would hurt a squirrel, he might play with it until it wished it was dead.

My son was dog-sitting for a friend. His hamster picked that night, of all nights, to escape.

Oh look! A squeaky toy!

He found a very wet lump of fur the next morning. It was alive, and somehow not badly injured.

Never tried to get out of its cage after that...

45 posted on 11/24/2009 7:57:50 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 307 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: BunnySlippers

I’ve got photos of a squirrel ripping tail feathers from a Red shouldered hawk. The hawk made the mistake of landing near a squirrel nest. The hawk did not argue, it took off in a panic. A female with a baby can be a dangerous critter.


46 posted on 11/25/2009 12:27:21 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: BunnySlippers
The hawk was sitting on the limb and I was working in closer. I saw a blur and a couple of tail feathers came floating down. In the last shot the squirrel is turning around for another run as the hawk flies off. The last shot is the only one I caught the squirrel in, it was moving fast!


47 posted on 11/25/2009 12:46:41 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: 50mm

LOL! That’s one SCARY squirrel.


48 posted on 11/25/2009 1:48:04 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Free Vulcan

49 posted on 11/25/2009 2:45:29 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: BlueAngel

Do you mean the black sunflower seeds?


50 posted on 11/25/2009 3:15:16 AM PST by visualops (Freepin' Pre!)
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