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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...