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Squirrel mother attacks dog trying to eat her baby
Daily Mail ^ | 24th November 2009 | Daily Mail

Posted on 11/24/2009 9:25:26 AM PST by the scotsman

'They have a bit of a reputation for a vicious streak, but this dog certainly got more than it bargained for after pouncing on a baby squirrel it found on the ground. Moments before the hapless baby would have been torn apart, these images show its mother appearing to leap off a nearby tree and attacking the surprised dog.

Using its sharp teeth and claws, the squirrel tore into its canine opponent and distracted it so the baby could escape to freedom. It is unclear if the images have been edited, but the startled dog appears in considerable pain as the squirrel bites into its flank. The surprise assault gives the baby squirrel just enough time to climb back up the nearby tree before its mother is thrown clear and escapes from the dog. The baby squirrel appears to have fallen to the ground as it was being helped up the tree.'

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: chat; squirrel

1 posted on 11/24/2009 9:25:27 AM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Good grief...this is news??

FLASH: Some ants bite! Film at 11.


2 posted on 11/24/2009 9:28:17 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: the scotsman

A squirrel can indeed take a good chunk out of a dog. Maybe they ought to pass strict tooth control legislation over there. You know, before somebody gets hurt!


3 posted on 11/24/2009 9:30:48 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (LIBERTY)
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To: the scotsman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0AqjQ7QWTU
Careful of rabbits as well.


4 posted on 11/24/2009 9:30:50 AM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Cats kill em all the time around here.


5 posted on 11/24/2009 9:30:50 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: the scotsman

So that’s what the term “Dog Day Afternoon” means!!!


6 posted on 11/24/2009 9:31:56 AM PST by Slick91 (“Life's tough…it's tougher if you're stupid” -John Wayne)
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To: the scotsman

Adorable!

But I’ll bet that baby got the spanking of its life when it was safely back in the nest and Mom had a chance to draw breath. “I can believe it! Do you realize you could have gotten us both KILLED? That’s IT, young man! Go to your room! And I’m going to want the controller for every game console you have! NO XBox for a solid MONTH!”


7 posted on 11/24/2009 9:33:14 AM PST by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: the scotsman

8 posted on 11/24/2009 9:33:48 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: WKUHilltopper
FLASH: Some ants bite! Film at 11.


9 posted on 11/24/2009 9:34:12 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Pray Psalms 108:9 for Barack Obama.)
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To: the scotsman

if your ‘dog’ has a problem with a squirrel... you might want to return it to the pet store.

you bought a cat.


10 posted on 11/24/2009 9:34:21 AM PST by sten
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To: the scotsman

May I be the first to chime: “Squirrels on Film, squirrels on film...”


11 posted on 11/24/2009 9:36:42 AM PST by februus
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To: ottbmare

NO NUTS FOR YOU!!


12 posted on 11/24/2009 9:38:35 AM PST by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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To: the scotsman

We have 2 squirrels here that have fought each other so often and so viciously that both of them have a nub caused by biting each other’s tails off piece by piece. Last winter both of them were a bloody mess but they both survived to fight again...


13 posted on 11/24/2009 9:41:29 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: the scotsman

Was it a dingo?


14 posted on 11/24/2009 9:41:45 AM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: the scotsman

Was it a dingo?


15 posted on 11/24/2009 9:41:51 AM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: the scotsman

This should serve as a good analogy for what both Brits and Yanks should do to those threatening to kill our freedom and culture.


16 posted on 11/24/2009 9:45:07 AM PST by MGMSwordsman
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To: the scotsman

musta been a ‘pit-squirrel terrier’


17 posted on 11/24/2009 9:45:17 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: februus

Snort*


18 posted on 11/24/2009 9:46:05 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Darksheare
Careful of rabbits as well.

Just ask Jimmy Carter.

19 posted on 11/24/2009 9:49:07 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Night Hides Not

Heh heh heh.
I’m tempted to send him a plush Killer Bunny from the Troll and Toad website.
But.. I’d probably get ganked for that bit of evil.


20 posted on 11/24/2009 9:53:21 AM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: the scotsman

My dog “Tio” and I do not like squirrels. I do love the sound of a squirrel hitting the ground from falling out of a tree after a great shot.

Be aware of Killer Squirrels:

http://www.chainreactionbicycles.com/squirrels.htm


21 posted on 11/24/2009 9:53:47 AM PST by luckybogey
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To: WKUHilltopper

It’s not like they have radical Muslims to worry about in England.


22 posted on 11/24/2009 10:08:39 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Reaganesque

The “no XBox” thing works best in our household. This is a fate worse than death.


23 posted on 11/24/2009 10:34:06 AM PST by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: luckybogey
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24 posted on 11/24/2009 11:52:47 AM PST by plinyelder
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To: Lakeshark; Darksheare

Let this be a warning to you.....don’t be messing with us squirrel moms! :)


25 posted on 11/24/2009 12:02:43 PM PST by derllak
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To: the scotsman

A friend of mine used to say that if squirrels were as big as deer you’d have to haul your gun into the woods on wheels!


26 posted on 11/24/2009 12:03:49 PM PST by pa_dweller (Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves:... Isa 1:23)
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To: derllak

I’ll just use my super anti-Squirl howitzer on the squirls here.


27 posted on 11/24/2009 1:25:37 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: derllak; Darksheare
don’t be messing with us squirrel moms!

Do marmots adopt, or is this some kind of interspecies thing?

28 posted on 11/24/2009 1:42:22 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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