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  • Va. man charged with killing hawk to help squirrel

    02/10/2009 9:12:56 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies · 2,497+ views
    AP ^ | February 10, 2009
    VIENNA, Va. -- For a Virginia doctor, squirrels are a man's best friend, too. Thomas Shepler, a hand surgeon, shot a hawk to death in his backyard when he said the bird was eyeing a young squirrel that he and his wife had helped raise.
  • Cajun Squirrel Among Crisp flavours Tested by Walkers

    01/09/2009 7:58:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 444+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 09 Jan 2009
    Walkers launched its Do Us A Flavour campaign last July, challenging members of the public to think up a unique flavour of crisp. Fish and chips, crispy duck and hoi sin, and builder's breakfast have also made the finals of the public search. Chef Heston Blumenthal and a judging panel picked the top six entries from more than one million, and Walkers turned the ideas into reality. The crisps can be bought from all supermarkets from today until May, either individually or in a special multipack containing all six flavours. Blumenthal said: "The complexities of flavour fascinate me and to...
  • Photo Essay: Angry squirrel vs. hungry owl (Hey, it's a break from election angst,Enjoy!)

    11/02/2008 9:20:50 AM PST · by yankeedame · 52 replies · 2,424+ views
    Angry squirrel vs. hungry owl
  • Suicidal Squirrel Slows Early Voting (Florida; voters use flashlights)

    10/31/2008 5:08:45 AM PDT · by Stoat · 17 replies · 565+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | October 31, 2008
    Suicidal Squirrel Slows Early Voting Animal Jumps On Power Line, Falls To Ground   POSTED: 9:09 pm EDT October 30, 2008  VERO BEACH, Fla. -- A suicidal squirrel caused delays for early voters when it knocked out power for about 800 customers, including the Indian River County Library and Courthouse.   Elections officials say early voting was slowed - but not stopped - at the library on Thursday. Voters were still able to cast their ballots by flashlight.   Officials say a squirrel leaped from a tree onto a power line, causing a fire that tripped an electrical switch,...
  • Squirrel Interupts Governor Strickland's Rant

    10/21/2008 4:41:10 AM PDT · by Loyal Buckeye · 13 replies · 1,161+ views
    me ^ | October 21, 2008 | me
    This event occurred on the steps of Ohio's Statehouse yesterday.
  • Man Dressed As Squirrel Disrupts Democrats [Don't let Obama and Acorn Steal Ohio]

    10/20/2008 12:38:51 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 86 replies · 2,447+ views
    WBNS 10TV ^ | 10/20/08 | Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man who was dressed in a squirrel costume was escorted from the Ohio Statehouse steps on Monday morning while Gov. Ted Strickland, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Mayor Michael Coleman were discussing negative campaigning by Republicans. The squirrel held up a sign that said, "Don't Let Obama + ACORN Steal Ohio." Strickland, Brown and Coleman stood on the Statehouse steps to call for an end to what they called "lying, deceitful ads" by Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, 10TV's Patrick Bell reported. McCain's campaign accuses ACORN, a community activist group that operates nationwide, of perpetrating...
  • Squirrel Brigade needed to counter Acorns.

    10/07/2008 4:22:33 PM PDT · by NewLand · 78 replies · 2,336+ views
    NewLand Conservative Media Squad ^ | Oct 7, 2008 | NewLand
    Calling All FReepers: I don't know exactly what we need to do and where, but I can't help but believe we have to counter these ACORN nuts in every way possible. I'm in Georgia so we don't have as much to worry about locally, but the battleground states sure do. I do like the idea of Squirrel Brigade as the name...
  • The ultimate ethical meal: a grey squirrel

    05/11/2008 8:20:25 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 115 replies · 843+ views
    The Observer ^ | Sunday May 11, 2008 | Caroline Davies
    t's low in fat, low in food miles and completely free range. In fact, some claim that Sciurus carolinensis - the grey squirrel - is about as ethical a dish as it is possible to serve on a dinner plate. The grey squirrel, the American cousin of Britain's endangered red variety, is flying off the shelves faster than hunters can shoot them, with game butchers struggling to keep up with demand. 'We put it on the shelf and it sells. It can be a dozen squirrels a day - and they all go,' said David Simpson, the director of Kingsley...
  • This time, music failed to soothe the savage beast (Dave Barry)

    02/17/2008 8:20:27 AM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 163+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dave Barry
    This time, music failed to soothe the savage beast BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published March 11, 2001.) It is a chilling question that we have all asked ourselves: What would we do if, God forbid, we had to get a squirrel out of a piano? This very question confronted an animal-control officer in Fairfax County, Va., recently, according to a news report from the Washington Post sent in by roughly two million alert readers. According to this report, the officer was responding to a report of ''a squirrel running inside a residence.'' When the...
  • Squirrels Complete Insane Obstacle Course

    11/18/2007 9:55:52 AM PST · by Abathar · 16 replies · 93+ views
    Squirrels will do anything for their next meal - even figuring out complicated obstacle courses. This squirrel had no problem getting past this "Rube Goldberg like" track. But I like the squirrel at the end that figured out how to get free candy from the vending machine - maybe he can teach me that trick.
  • Big squirrel, not Big Foot, in north Florida[Fox Squirrel]

    11/17/2007 10:56:40 AM PST · by BGHater · 55 replies · 9,525+ views
    AP ^ | 16 Nov 2007 | AP
    MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — State wildlife officials say an animal sneaking around Baker County is not an orangutan as originally thought but likely a fox squirrel. Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission laid doughnuts at a base of a tree after residents reported seeing a — quote — “big orange ball of fur.” Fish and Wildlife investigator Ken Holmes says the animal was probably an orange phase fox squirrel. The Florida Times-Union reports the red-orange animals can grow to be about two feet tall and can climb in trees. (Copyright 2007 by
  • Boy, 3, Hospitalized In Playground Squirrel Attack-Trooper, Adult Also Injured[FL]

    11/13/2007 7:48:10 PM PST · by BGHater · 51 replies · 4,921+ views
    WESH ^ | 06 Nov 2007 | WESH
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A 3-year-old boy, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper and another adult were hurt on Wednesday afternoon in a bizarre attack by a squirrel on a day care playground. It happened at the Children's Academy Daycare on Oak Ridge Road in Orange County. Kevin Santiago, 3, was bitten nine times while playing on the playground, according to Yietza Santiago, the boy's mother. "There was a 3-year-old little boy sitting on the swing. The squirrel attacked him and didn't want to get off of the child. We threw things at it to try to get it off and nothing....
  • EPA Says Defective Test Led to Squirrel Lead Warning

    10/30/2007 6:12:29 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 81+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Tuesday, October 30, 2007
    It may be OK to eat squirrels again in one part of northwestern New Jersey. In January, the state warned hunters and residents near a toxic waste dump in Ringwood to limit their consumption after tests revealed a dead squirrel was contaminated by lead. Today, officials said it was a false alarm. The federal EPA said the lead in the squirrel may have come from a part of a blender using in the testing process.
  • Great Britain: Top Lakeland restaurant serves up Peking duck-style squirrel pancakes

    10/16/2007 11:10:07 AM PDT · by Stoat · 19 replies · 406+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 16, 2007
    Top Lakeland restaurant serves up Peking duck-style squirrel pancakesLast updated at 14:41pm on 16th October 2007 Nuts: Grey Squirrel is served in canapes A top restaurant is serving up free grey squirrel pancakes to hungry diners.  Peking duck-style squirrel wraps are being offered to diners at The Famous Wild Boar Hotel. The restaurant at Crook, near Windermere, in Cumbria, is giving diners the chance to try the canapes free of charge. The grey squirrels were caught in the hotel's 72-acre woodland grounds and have been prepared by head chef Marc Sanders. Hotel general manager Andy Lemm said: "Although we do...
  • Lobbyist Says Squirrel Had Him At "Hello"

    10/03/2007 6:56:24 AM PDT · by steve-b · 12 replies · 359+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/3/07 | Betsy Rothstein
    In what may go down as the strangest news in ITK history, last week a 60-year-old registered lobbyist insisted that a squirrel said "hello" to him on Capitol Hill. The lobbyist, who would not allow us to use his name for fear of losing clients, represents a chemical company, Clariant.....
  • Ai Chihuahua! Dog Adopts 4 Baby Squirrels

    09/08/2007 8:53:40 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 19 replies · 1,143+ views
    Local 6 ^ | Sept 8, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Motherless Squirrels' Nest Found On Downed Tree Limb LAKE CITY, Fla. -- At first glance, the scene appears normal: a Chihuahua mother appearing to cuddle with her pups as they nurse. A closer look at the days-old babies reveals they aren't canines, but four tiny squirrels, reported WJXT-TV in Jacksonville. A Columbia County family said its dog's maternal instinct kicked in when 10-year-old Mimi laid eyes on the baby squirrels. Mimi took the motherless squirrels in as if they were her own, making for one mix-and-match family. Their eyes are still closed, but their tails are a dead giveaway that...
  • Bad news: Iran smashes Zionist squirrel spy ring

    07/09/2007 9:37:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies · 2,618+ views ^ | July 9, 2007 | Allahpundit
    I guess the reports of the regime’s growing paranoia weren’t exaggerating.Godspeed, Nibbles, godspeed: According to IRNA, the official Islamic Republic news agency, the national Police chief has implicitly verified the news about the confiscation of a number of squirrels, equipped with eavesdropping devices, on the Iranian borders. He has declined to give any more details, but, reportedly, when asked about the confiscation of 14 spy squirrels, he stated, “I have heard about it, but I do not have precise information”. IRNA adds, “These squirrels were equipped by foreign intelligence services, but were captured two weeks ago by the Police”. You’ll...
  • 'Critters' Blamed For Missing U.S. Flags

    06/06/2007 4:59:56 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 23 replies · 589+ views
    First Coast News ^ | 6/6/2007 | staff reporter
    NEENAH, Wis. (AP) -- Caretakers of the Oak Hill Cemetery noticed around Memorial Day that about 25 U.S. flags were missing from the graves of military veterans. But the haphazard pattern of theft and the fact that the wooden dowels remained intact led them to only one theory in the week since - the thieves aren't human. "It's a pretty solid conclusion that critters are stealing our flags," said cemetery foreman Mark Alberts. Apparently, it's been a problem all around the state. Squirrels took flags in Oshkosh and used them to line their nests a few years ago, and a...
  • Bubonic plague found in six dead squirrels near downtown Denver

    05/01/2007 7:22:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies · 1,728+ views
    Examiner ^ | April 27, 2007
    DENVER - Six dead tree squirrels found near the Denver Zoo and City Park have tested positive for bubonic plague, the state health department reported Friday.Experts say it is unusual to find the disease in the center of a city. Caused by a bacterium, plague is transmitted from rodent to rodent by infected fleas. Humans can catch the disease through scratches, bites and coughs."The risk of Denver residents contracting plague is extremely low," said John Pape, an epidemiologist who specializes in animal-related diseases for the health department's disease control division.Symptoms in humans include high fever, fatigue, weakness and a painful,...
  • Squirrel Attacks Occur Again In Mountain View Park

    02/24/2007 3:56:59 PM PST · by grjr21 · 42 replies · 1,499+ views
    CBS 5 ^ | Feb 23, 2007 | Thuy Vu
    “He thought I was stealing his chips when he was stealing my chips!” That’s how four-year-old Hayley Allard described what happened Thursday when a squirrel attacked her in Mountain View’s Cuesta Park. “He was getting my Sun Chips. I reached over to get them and he jumped right in my face and started scratching it,” the girl said. “It was frightening,” said her mother, Debbie Allard. “It was a very scary thing to have happened. It was traumatizing.” Squirrels in Cuesta Park have attacked at least 20 people since last spring. Hayley had to get a tetanus shot. Her doctor...
  • N.J. Warns: Don't Eat Squirrel Near Dump

    01/25/2007 11:24:31 AM PST · by JZelle · 52 replies · 1,568+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1-25-07 | AP
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey has warned squirrel hunters near a toxic waste dump about consuming the critters because they could be contaminated with lead. It is the first time the state has cautioned Ringwood residents - many who are members of the Ramapough Mountain Indian tribe who hunt and fish in the area - about their squirrel intake, said Tom Slater, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Senior Services. A lead-contaminated squirrel was found in the area two months ago, prompting the agency, along with the state Department of Environmental Protection, to send out letters advising...
  • Squirrelzilla

    10/24/2006 12:46:56 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies · 605+ views
    self | October 24,2006 | swampsniper
    I left the house Monday afternoon, heading to the store. The Red Shouldered Hawk left the roof, and landed in one of the pines in the front yard. It chose the wrong tree. The squirrel came in so fast I wasn't sure what was happening, actually managed to pull some feathers, and was turning around to go after more when the hawk took off. Yeah, I never go anywhere without a camera!
  • Squirrel breaks opera singer's nose

    09/09/2006 6:31:54 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 36 replies · 1,059+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | September 06, 2006 | staff writer
    Squirell breaks opera singer's noseSeptember 06, 2006 A SQUIRREL scampered into the bicycle wheel of an unlucky Finnish opera singer, causing him to fall, knock himself out and break his nose just ahead of the world premiere of a new opera. Esa Ruuttunen was pedalling his way to the Helsinki Opera House last month when the squirrel ran into his spokes. The singer ended up concussed and in a local hospital, rather than at his rehearsals for the Finnish opera Kaarmeen hetki (Hour of the Serpent), which opens on September 15. =====================
  • Cemetery's flags found in squirrel nest

    09/08/2006 12:28:09 AM PDT · by glorgau · 29 replies · 993+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Thursday, September 7, 2006 | The Associated Press
    AU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) - Groundskeepers at Forest Hill Cemetery thought it was kids who were stealing dozens of American flags. That is, until one found a giant squirrel's nest. "I was mowing, looked up out into the distance, and something caught my eye," said Dave Ender, a groundskeeper employed by the Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Department. He drove his riding lawnmower to a nearby street intersection and looked up a tree. "Low and behold, I found the missing flags," Ender said. They were ripped and serving as the foundation of a giant squirrel nest. "I never seen anything...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 08-19-2006

    08/18/2006 7:06:02 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 201+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 08-19-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. And now comes the news of this squirrel Who, trapped in a house, took a whirl It trashed the whole place When will PETA face the fact that some things make us hurl ! (Like their attitudes that nature is all good...)
  • 'Berserk' trapped squirrel trashes family home(UK)

    08/17/2006 7:44:39 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 67 replies · 2,125+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 Aug 2006 | Staff
    A family today told how they returned from a weekend away to find their house had been trashed by a berserk squirrel. Retired engineer Alan White, 67, and his wife Janice, 65, came home to find their lounge had been ransacked, causing thousands of pounds of damage. The couple initially feared burglars had broken into their home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, but the culprit was found to be a squirrel which had left sooty paw prints all over the room. Desperate to escape The trapped rodent had tried chewing through the window frames and tore the curtain and settee to shreds...
  • Squirrel hunters, UNITE, WE NEED YOU

    07/28/2006 8:59:10 PM PDT · by girlangler · 45 replies · 806+ views
    email ^ | 7/28/2006 | Jim Martinsen
    <p>Dear Etta: I need your help to let the Jacksboro area squirrel hunters know Mepps still buys squirrel tails. Every year it gets tougher to get the tails we need to dress our spinners, but we know from experience a little ink or air time is always a big help. Details are below. Any assistance you can offer, Etta would be sincerely appreciated. Should you need additional information please contact me.</p>
  • "My Mommy is a Democrat" Squirrel :Rebuttal and FUNNY!

    03/01/2006 5:12:52 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 3 replies · 342+ views
    03.01.06 | Day by Day I cannot post pictures but this is plain funny.
  • Great Britain: Grey squirrels on hit list (Massive cull of Greys planned to save Red Squirrels)

    01/21/2006 8:26:50 PM PST · by Stoat · 78 replies · 1,446+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | January 21, 2006 | MICHAEL LEA
    Grey squirrels on hit list Doomed ... grey menacePicture: REX     By MICHAEL LEATHE Government is planning the slaughter of thousands of grey squirrels — risking a backlash from wildlife lovers. The aim is to protect the rapidly dwindling stock of native red squirrels. Rangers will poison, trap and shoot the greys to create “buffer zones” in woods. Contraceptives may even be added to their food to curtail breeding. The plan — to be unveiled in detail tomorrow — will also stop damage to trees, because greys love stripping bark.   Greys are also seen as pests by...
  • Squirrel war update (Clueless Leftist Loon thinks he's writing Satire)

    01/16/2006 12:19:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 255+ views
    Dateline: Basnar Squirrel War Headquarters Subject: WMD Night Attack Animals can communicate better than we previously thought. “Prairie dogs have a language. They talk, and they sometimes talk about us,” according to Con Slobodchikoff, a professor of biology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, as quoted in the Jan. 6, 2005, Arizona Daily Star. For example, the rodents can tell other prairie dogs whether the approaching threat is a predator or a human. They can even detect and transmit differences in the color of the clothes that humans are wearing, Slobodchikoff says. I’ve been writing for years about the abilities...
  • Vanity (Too much nature per square inch)

    01/03/2006 11:14:57 AM PST · by girlangler · 30 replies · 1,212+ views
  • Woman struck by cable van is killed (Driver swerved to avoid hitting squirrels, hits woman)

    12/17/2005 5:29:30 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 148 replies · 2,130+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Dec. 17, 2005 | LENA WARMACK
    A Time Warner Cable technician who said he swerved to avoid hitting squirrels struck and killed an 80-year-old woman Friday morning in Cabarrus County, an N.C. Highway Patrol trooper said. Mary Starnes Smith, of 7752 Flowes Store Road, was fixing her broken mailbox around 9:30 a.m. when the van hit her, said state Trooper K.D. Cagler. The driver, Roger Thomas Turner, 46, of Concord, was traveling south on Flowes Store Road at about 40 to 45 mph in a 55 mph speed zone when he swerved onto the west shoulder of the roadway to dodge the squirrels, Cagler said. "I...
  • Furious squirrels attack stray dog and tear it to pieces

    12/07/2005 1:39:27 PM PST · by Red Badger · 87 replies · 2,958+ views
    Pravda (Trust but Verify) ^ | 12/02/2005 | Staff
    When the people rushed to rescue the dog it was too late A pack of furious squirrels attacked a stray dog and tore it to shreds in Russia's Far East. The incident occurred in the center of the settlement of Lazo in the Dalnerechensky District. black squirrel Three locals walking in a park were witnesses of the incident. They say the stray dog was barking at black squirrels jumping from one tree to another. Then the squirrels grouped and suddenly attacked the mongrel. The witnesses said the squirrels fiercely eviscerated the dog. When the people rushed to rescue the dog...
  • Library Worker Suspended for Putting Squirrel before Job

    12/02/2005 9:55:21 PM PST · by endthematrix · 8 replies · 2,904+ views
    A staffer at the LaPorte County (Ind.) Public Library’s Coolspring branch received a one-week suspension for spending too much time attempting to rescue a squirrel trapped in the library’s ceiling. Cindee Goetz said in the December 1 Michigan City (Ind.) News-Dispatch that when a company hired by the library switched from using a non-kill trap to a kill trap, she asked a friend who owns a humane animal-removal business to capture the squirrel. Goetz said she was then suspended without pay for “not giving the library its just due.” She told the newspaper, “They said I went around the chain...
  • Russian squirrel pack 'kills dog'

    12/01/2005 11:50:10 AM PST · by BJClinton · 50 replies · 3,787+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/1/2005 | staff
    Squirrels have bitten to death a stray dog which was barking at them in a Russian park, local media report. Passers-by were reportedly too late to stop the attack by the black squirrels in a village in the far east, which reportedly lasted about a minute. They are said to have scampered off at the sight of humans, some carrying pieces of flesh. A pine cone shortage may have led the squirrels to seek other food sources, although scientists are sceptical. The attack was reported in parkland in the centre of Lazo, a village in the Maritime Territory, and was...
  • 'He Doesn't Know He's A Squirrel; He Thinks He's A Dog'

    10/12/2005 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 116 replies · 3,723+ views
    KOMO 4 NEWS ^ | October 11, 2005 | Tracy Vedder
    SEATTLE - This is a story about a mother, a baby in dire need and how the two came together. It didn't matter that they didn't come from the same place, or look at all alike -- they weren't even the same species! But instinct took over when the need was greatest. Debby Cantlon of Seattle explains: "He doesn't know he's a squirrel; he thinks he's a dog." She's talking about Finegan, the squirrel. He could be excused for thinking he's a dog, that's how he's being raised. Rescued at just a few days old, Finegan had fallen from a...

    08/29/2005 11:16:17 AM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 132+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 08/29/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    First it was frogs in France, now Red Squirrels in Scotland. Has World War III begun? Are the animals taking over? Could PETA be behind this animal uprising? Read More... Craig DeLuz Visit The Home of Uncommon Sense...
  • Salt Lake City Mayor Calls For Bush Protest

    08/21/2005 9:35:21 PM PDT · by batter · 26 replies · 855+ views
    KUTV Channel 2 ^ | 20 August, 2005 | AP
    Salt Lake City's Mayor Rocky Anderson used e-mail this week to call upon activists, Democrats and some of his top administrative staff for “the biggest demonstration this state has ever seen,” when President Bush appears before a national veterans convention Monday. “There should be a collaboration of health-care-provision advocates, seniors, the (gay, lesbian and bisexual and transsexual) community, anti-Patriot Act advocates and other civil libertarians, anti-war folks, pro-Social Security advocates, environmental advocates, anti-nuclear-testing advocates, and anti-nuclear-waste-shipment-and-storage advocates,” the mayor wrote in the e-mail sent Friday. The mayor, a Democrat who serves in an officially nonpartisan office plans to join the...
  • Drug Suspect's Pet Squirrel Attacks Officer

    08/19/2005 8:54:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 65 replies · 1,269+ views ^ | 8/19/05 | UNK.
    A police officer in Massachusetts was treated at a hospital after a drug suspect's squirrel attacked him during an attempted arrest, according to a Local 6 News report. "The claws are very sharp, I guess he mistook me for a tree," officer Dwayne Flowers said. "The squirrel was moving at such speed, I didn't see it and neither did my partner standing shoulder-length away from me." Officer Dwayne Flowers said he and his partner were attempting to arrest a woman wanted on drug charges in Leominister, Mass., when her loose pet squirrel attacked. "The claws are very sharp, I guess...
  • Squirrel fires regular occurrence in Canadian border town (Terrorist Suicide Squrrel Alert)

    07/20/2005 6:02:33 AM PDT · by Cowman · 23 replies · 623+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Tuesday, July 19, 2005 | AP
    Squirrel fires regular occurrence in Canadian border town OSOYOOS, British Columbia — Once again, a squirrel clambering onto a power line has been blamed for a brush fire in this border town north of Oroville, Wash. Firefighters were summoned Monday after a squirrel scrambled up a Fortis Inc. utility pole, got zapped and landed in flames on some dry brush outside a fruit packing business, Fire Chief Ross Driver said. By the time a pumper truck and a bush truck arrived, nearby residents had doused the flames. "This identical incident has happened on the same pole one or two times...
  • O lucky squirrel

    06/21/2005 4:30:00 PM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 10 replies · 461+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Ed Collier / Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    A squirrel uses a bench on the common in Worcester, Mass., to protect himself from the talons of a hawk earlier this month. It turned out to be the squirrel's lucky day -- he dashed away while the bird looked away for a moment.

    05/29/2005 7:03:06 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 77 replies · 2,415+ views
    TV GIRL SQUASHED MY BABY SQUIRREL - May 28 2005 A REPORTER sent to do a story about a baby squirrel stood on the fluffy creature by mistake and killed it. Inka Blumensaat wanted to tell how a pet cat had saved the orphaned squirrel by adopting it as her own. But the friendly rodent jumped on her leg as she filmed her report and she panicked and trampled it underfoot,breaking its neck. Heike Reher, whose cat adopted the squirrel in Lubeck, Germany, said: 'The reporter started leaping about like a mad woman. She squashed the squirrel completely. 'Everyone looked...
  • Reporter murders squirrel

    05/30/2005 7:19:50 AM PDT · by Radioactive · 43 replies · 1,397+ views
    Daily Record ^ | 05/29/05
    TV GIRL SOUASHED MY BABY SOUIRREL May 28 2005 A REPORTER sent to do a story about a baby squirrel stood on the fluffy creature by mistake and killed it. Inka Blumensaat wanted to tell how a pet cat had saved the orphaned squirrel by adopting it as her own. But the friendly rodent jumped on her leg as she filmed her report and she panicked and trampled it underfoot,breaking its neck. Heike Reher, whose cat adopted the squirrel in Lubeck, Germany, said: 'The reporter started leaping about like a mad woman. She squashed the squirrel completely. 'Everyone looked at...
  • KENTUCKEY DERBY 131 MYSTERY (Kentuckey? Streach? Evedence?)

    05/09/2005 8:48:54 AM PDT · by thebuu · 187 replies · 6,646+ views
    5/9/05 | thebuu3
    kentuckey derby winning jockey mike smith appears to drop a item after the race while next to the outride pony on the back streach nobody is talking about this like they did about jose santos 2 years ago they should be unlike 2 years ago this time there is evedence.
  • Cooking Southern fried gray squirrel

    05/06/2005 5:16:42 PM PDT · by Shermy · 54 replies · 3,646+ views
    The News Examiner ^ | May 6, 2005
    On The Water With Vernon Summerlin Call’em tree rats or bushy tails — squirrels are rodents. Before you say “Eee-uuu,” about eating squirrels, I know a lady who ate lab rats. She hated to waste food, and she prepared rattail soup and testicle shish kabobs. She was from England where I don’t know much about their eating habits, but in America, we like squirrel meat – it’s a tradition since humans moved on to this continent. Squirrels belong to the order Rodentia, with 1,650 species; it is the largest group of living mammals. It also comprises 40 percent of all...
  • Aggressive Squirrels Target Portland Hikers (my title)

    05/01/2005 8:02:28 PM PDT · by Sender · 128 replies · 2,305+ views
    FOX 5 News Atlanta | 5/1/2005 | FOX 5 News Atlanta
    Just heard on local news...aggressive gray squirrels have been bothering Portland, Oregon hikers in backwoods areas. They have hissed, attacked and even bitten hikers. Not sure why they are suddenly aggressive. Maybe they are conservative, nut-storing squirrels.
  • Pa. Squirrel Allowed to Live With Couple (Government Agents with too much time on their hands ALERT)

    11/10/2004 4:03:31 PM PST · by Prime Choice · 42 replies · 1,371+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/10/2004 | AP
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Nutkin the Squirrel can live out her later years hunting nuts indoors with a Pennsylvania couple, a court has ruled. The gray squirrel, which was born in South Carolina where there are no rules against domesticating wild squirrels, may be kept by a Schuylkill County couple despite state laws that prohibit keeping wild animals as pets, a Superior Court panel ruled Friday. Senior Judge Joseph Hudock, in an 11-page opinion, had fun recounting Nutkin's early years ("Then one day tragedy struck: Nutkin fell from her tree nest!") and relocation from South Carolina to Pennsylvania in 1994 ("Dark...
  • Canada in legal fight to deport US flying squirrel

    10/07/2004 9:10:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies · 1,078+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 7, 2004 | Reuters staff
    A flying squirrel named Sabrina is at the center of a fight between Canada, which wants to deport the rodent, and its owner who says the creature is harmless and has bonded to him.   Ottawa wants to send the animal back to the United States, citing a 2003 ban on importing rodents into the country after a monkeypox outbreak south of the border last year.   Naturalist Steve Patterson, who brought the squirrel across the border last June after filling out the necessary papers, said the government is simply being stubborn.   "The good the squirrel can do...
  • Dead Squirrel Stinks Up Courthouse

    07/29/2004 9:36:02 PM PDT · by hookman · 7 replies · 287+ views
    AP ^ | Thu Jul 29, 5:48 PM ET
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Those in charge of blind justice have been holding their noses at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse. The source of a foul odor that has been lingering in a Superior Court office for a couple weeks might have been found Wednesday when health department workers discovered a large, dead squirrel stuck in the office's duct work. Court secretary Sharon Macy and her co-workers had been burning candles and spraying air fresheners to help mask the odor. "All of these smells get to you by the end of the day," she said. A search last week discovered a dead...
  • Squirrelly thief steals yellow ribbons from tree

    06/29/2004 7:51:18 AM PDT · by esryle · 37 replies · 1,544+ views
    BETTENDORF, Iowa - A couple has finally discovered what was happening to the yellow ribbons they were tying to the trees in their yard in support of their son and other troops in Iraq. "The ribbons started to disappear. Every time it disappeared, I would hang a new one," said Bob Saskowski, who tied the ribbons with his wife, Alexis. It went on for eight months. The last straw was when three ribbons disappeared in three days. So Bob Saskowski appealed to his neighbors through a memo, asking them to talk to their teenagers about respect and patriotism and asked...