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...Chubby the squirrel puts on a little too much weight for the winter
DailyMail ^ | 10th December 2011 | Pamela Owen

Posted on 12/10/2011 8:58:33 AM PST by Daffynition

Barely able to fit into his feeder and gently resting his foot on the side of the chair to keep his balance, this greedy squirrel tucks into his daily meal.

The large rodent has been piling on the pounds in preparation for a harsh winter and every day he is given a new cob to keep him going.

Amateur photographer Paulette King has dubbed the gray squirrel 'Chubby' because of its massive size.

Every day he visits the woodland garden where he can be seen munching his way through the food and at times, even resorts to burying some before coming back for more.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Humor; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: squirrel
The foot...check out the foot!


1 posted on 12/10/2011 8:58:36 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Lol...


2 posted on 12/10/2011 8:59:29 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: Daffynition

Aw!!! My squirrels aren’t looking quite so robust, but they are tormenting my dogs something fierce!


3 posted on 12/10/2011 8:59:57 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: goseminoles; patriot08; Biggirl; UB355
Looks as if the software neglected to *tell* me, I forgot to put in the link to this article.

Happy daze!


4 posted on 12/10/2011 9:00:37 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Daffynition

He’s not CHUBBY, Daffeynition! He’s big boned and fluffy. LOL!!


5 posted on 12/10/2011 9:01:32 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Daffynition

LOL, the squirrels in my yard are exceptionally fat this year. At that, the birds are getting pretty obese as well. One of our oak trees gave up a lot of acorns this year and I raked most of them around the base. It is like a Country Kitchen Buffet for critters below it.


6 posted on 12/10/2011 9:03:35 AM PST by mnehring
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To: momtothree
Wonder if diabetes should be of concern? LOL


7 posted on 12/10/2011 9:04:06 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Daffynition

You can’t use the terms fat, chubby, chunky, etc anymore. The current approved term is “curvy”.


8 posted on 12/10/2011 9:06:40 AM PST by wrench
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To: Daffynition

Bwahhahhahha! He’ll never fit into this seasons fashion well, will he? Of course, my GSD would just LOVE a pudgy, slow squeak toy.


9 posted on 12/10/2011 9:07:26 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Daffynition

I’ve got two big fox squirrels that come to my feeder on my deck, Larry and Bob. Bob is missing 3/4 of his tail which looks like someone bobbed it off.....


10 posted on 12/10/2011 9:08:18 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: Daffynition

Squirrel stew.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooked-squirrel/


11 posted on 12/10/2011 9:15:26 AM PST by LucyT
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To: Daffynition; SpinnerWebb
Photobucket

They're in season ...

12 posted on 12/10/2011 9:17:56 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Daffynition

Don’t be cruel and laugh! It’s a gland problem!!!


13 posted on 12/10/2011 9:20:55 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: tx_eggman

Just knowing that someone actually took toy soldiers placed them around a dead squirrel and snapped a picture is disturbing.

Squirrel, the other white meat.


14 posted on 12/10/2011 9:30:59 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: Daffynition

"...this Walmart ice cream ain't too bad"

15 posted on 12/10/2011 9:36:25 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
I love that!


16 posted on 12/10/2011 9:42:38 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: mnehring

In my travels yesterday, I passed a yard with a good dozen squirrels under the tree. It was a windy day. At first I thought they were all lawn ornaments of some kind...all facing the same way, up on their haunches, eating acorns. It was quite funny sight. :)


17 posted on 12/10/2011 9:45:20 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: LucyT

18 posted on 12/10/2011 9:46:33 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Doogle

19 posted on 12/10/2011 9:47:56 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Stumpy...


20 posted on 12/10/2011 9:50:21 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Daffynition

Cute!


21 posted on 12/10/2011 9:51:16 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: Daffynition

22 posted on 12/10/2011 9:53:00 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: EQAndyBuzz; tx_eggman
What? Did you want *Taps*?


23 posted on 12/10/2011 9:53:50 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Fat and agile is beautiful


24 posted on 12/10/2011 9:55:52 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Daffynition

Is that a ground squirrel?


25 posted on 12/10/2011 10:00:15 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Daffynition
My beloved Sadie Mae ... she was a good squirrel.

Photobucket

26 posted on 12/10/2011 10:00:15 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
Photobucket
27 posted on 12/10/2011 10:09:52 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Daffynition; Joya

Joya fuzzy animal fix pics.

At the link.


28 posted on 12/10/2011 10:14:03 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Daffynition
I have a agile one that has been hanging off the power-line since sometime yesterday, doesn't seem to move much though.
29 posted on 12/10/2011 10:14:52 AM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: LucyT
Kentucky Doctors Warn Against a Regional Dish: Squirrels' Brains

Rocky's Revenge.

30 posted on 12/10/2011 10:15:36 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Some such can carry some REALLY nasty microbes etc. . . . particularly in some states.

Thoroughly washing with a serious disinfectant after any contact might be quite wise.

NM has to be concerned about plague with rodents.

And IIRC, there’s also some concern about prion type diseases in eating Squirrels in some states.


31 posted on 12/10/2011 10:18:43 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: momtothree

32 posted on 12/10/2011 10:37:59 AM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Deaf Smith
Wonder what his final thoughts were...


33 posted on 12/10/2011 10:53:24 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: All
We have a solution for fat squirrels.

From our dining room window...:^)


34 posted on 12/10/2011 11:05:25 AM PST by az_gila
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To: tx_eggman
LOLOLOLOLOL...
35 posted on 12/10/2011 11:25:35 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: az_gila
i take it you're from the south... his side tufts aren't very long
36 posted on 12/10/2011 11:28:46 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

The south as in Southern Arizona...


37 posted on 12/10/2011 12:06:24 PM PST by az_gila
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To: Daffynition

LOL!!!! Look’s like my father-in-law!


38 posted on 12/10/2011 1:00:32 PM PST by mmanager
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To: az_gila

I’ll give you a nickel if you pet the little kitty. (bwahahhahhha!) Double dog dare ya’.


39 posted on 12/10/2011 1:32:35 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Daffynition

Great work if you can get it. Just have to deal with squirrel taps union local 698


40 posted on 12/10/2011 1:44:24 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: az_gila
that'll work, up here the tufts under their ears are very long
41 posted on 12/10/2011 3:27:50 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Daffynition

Reminds me of a certain shlocumentary director.


42 posted on 12/10/2011 8:35:48 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Daffynition

Rats with bushy tails


43 posted on 12/10/2011 8:39:12 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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