Skip to comments.No Explanation for Pennsylvania's Purple Squirrel
Posted on 02/09/2012 7:22:24 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
A Pennsylvania couple trapped, of all things, a purple squirrel on Sunday. Percy and Connie Emert, of Jersey Shore, Pa. caught the unusual animal when trying to keep birds safe from the rodents.
"We have bird feeders out in our yard, and the squirrels are constantly into them," said Jersey Shore resident Connie Emert. "My husband traps them and then sets them free elsewhere so they don't get into your bird feeders."
Emert said she had spotted a purple squirrel on her property but no one believed her.
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Mr. Flibble is very cross
The screwball from Lock Haven immediately presumes that the squirrel is drinking fracking water laced with bromides. What is the range of a squirrel? Yeah, no agenda there.
Always thought that our president with the purple lips was a little “squirrely.” Maybe this is proof of yet another relative? Certainly, he sure surrounds himself with all sorts of nuts .
But I am going to look up where to find RIT dye online. Dayglo orange would be good. And we have plenty of squirrels.
Early Easter, punk rocker dye job prank?
red or orange koolaide is less toxic
Lost a fight with a mimeograph machine?
You need a dye specifically made for fur, not fiber. All the fiber reactive or acid dyes for protein involve simmering water, time and either salt, followed, after a period of time by vinegar, or just vinegar or citric acid. I don’t recall which ones, but I think fur and feather dye require some strong chemicals. RIT is a very weak dye that already contains a lot of salt. It is not very long lasting in natural conditions like rain and snow.
Either this squirrel got into some paint or it was airbrushed, IMO. I dye wool for a living and I don’t know how to get that lavender color over a natural brown.
“For all practical purposes, there is no such thing as a “Purple Squirrel”; not in nature and not in the job market. It is a metaphor used by recruiters to identify the unrealistic expectations of a client company.
The happy exception is when a perfect candidate, with exactly the right qualifications and experience, is actually found for a job opening. That person would then be referred to as a “Purple Squirrel”.
But every human being is flawed, and even if the candidate has all the requirements, i.e. IS a Purple Squirrel, they might not even get a phone screening.”
My ex used to use Procyan dies in her batik work,
very vivid dayglo colors, I always wanted to trap
some rats in our neighborhood, dye them and turn
them loose for the other folks to enjoy.
It must be set free.
Feed God's tree planters as well as those who rest on the tree limbs. Those who do are blessed.
“I love you. You love me. We’re a happy family...”
But that means getting pretty close, and I know better than that with squirrels. Next thing you know you are standing (bleeding) on the roof without pants, and the cops are wanting to speak with you.
This sounds like a great weekend project.
You'll have to give me a Bible verse for the blessing on those that coddle rodents, because I haven't seen it.
Must have got ahold of some purple nuts.
Is this gay squirrel week?
How odd! In my Houston neighborhood there used to be a black squirrel with a bright orange tail. We called it the punk squirrel.
Only its hairdresser knows for sure.
When did the Jersey Shore move to Pennsylvania?
Must be some mutant gene left over from the 60’s after his ancestors ate Woodstock left overs.....things were a little squirrely back then
Know how to keep squirrels off of your bird feeders? Use slinkey toys around the support holding the feeder. Squirrels can’t climb up to the feeder!
Do keep us all posted!
Don't know but it's been there long enough to get its own zip code... (Jersey Shore, PA 17740) And it didn't made a difference in shore traffic on the GSP when it moved either... ;-)
Jersey Shore was incorporated as a borough on March 15, 1826.