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  • Squirrel Caused Outage That Left 45,000 Without Power in California

    07/26/2017 4:34:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    UPI ^ | July 26, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    A power company in California reported a squirrel was responsible for an outage that left thousands of customers in the dark. San Diego Gas and Electric reported a substation was down on Tuesday afternoon after the squirrel came in contact with a high voltage transmission line. "A substation is currently down and we are working hard to repair," SDG&E tweeted. "Thank you for your patience." About 45,000 customers in Balboa Park, Chollas Creek, City Heights, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Normal Heights, North Park, Oak Park, Old Town and surrounding areas were left without power beginning at about 12:30 p.m. Utility crews...
  • ‘Taco Squirrel’ is the City’s Latest Snacking Critter Obsession

    05/02/2017 9:52:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | Christian Gollayan
    This hungry squirrel is taking New York by storm, one taco at a time. New York’s wild animals have become internet sensations for snatching food crumbs off the street (2015’s Pizza Rat is perhaps the best-known among them). Naturally, this Twitter photo uploaded on Wednesday morning of a squirrel munching on a hard-shell taco in Brooklyn, is going viral.
  • Man’s pet squirrel attacks burglar breaking into gun safe (VIDEO)

    02/16/2017 9:50:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Jennifer Cruz
    A burglar who broke into a home in Meridian, Idaho, Tuesday, was left with scratches on his hands after the homeowner’s pet squirrel attacked him as he tried to pry open a gun safe. Homeowner Adam Pearl said he immediately knew something was awry when he returned home that day. His first clue was the footprints in the snow leading through his front yard and around to the back of the house. When Pearl entered his house, he was instantaneously met by Joey, his pet squirrel. Then, he noticed a few things out of place – doors open where they...
  • A Master of Squirrels: The President and the Press

    01/25/2017 7:19:06 AM PST · by abb · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 25, 2017 | Scott McKay
    Michelle Malkin routinely used the analogy of squirrels to describe the Obama administration’s ability to distract the public’s attention from substantive actions it was taking by creating distractions. That administration was quite good at hiding the ball from the public. But compared to Donald Trump, Barack Obama was a mere piker. Malkin might say that Trump is a master of squirrels, because it seems like daily that the new president has set loose distractions the media has been powerless to avoid — and major would-be controversial actions he’s taking are going largely unreported by a hostile media. Take, for example,...
  • Rampaging squirrel hurts people at retirement home

    11/04/2016 12:56:03 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 51 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 04 November 2016 | WKMG
    DELTONA, FL (WKMG/CNN) - A squirrel got into a retirement home, injuring at least three people and prompting a call to 911 on Thursday. "It's jumping on people and biting them and scratching them," the 911 caller said. "It's still in there, and people are bleeding." People can be heard in the background asking each other if they are all right. The attack happened around 2 p.m., the woman telling dispatch people are bleeding and need help. "I don' t know if we need an ambulance, but we need some care for people here," the 911 caller said. "The people...
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle - The Goof Gas Attack (Full Series)

    10/03/2016 7:09:06 PM PDT · by NFHale · 89 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 29, 2014 | Gamer718
    Rocky and Bullwinkle... Loved these when I was a kid... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XujPnUNcB74
  • Child Brings Dead Squirrel to School in his Backpack, Tells Principal it’s for Dumplings

    09/23/2016 1:03:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 9/23/16
    A principal of an Oklahoma City elementary school had to make one of the weirdest phone calls to a parent, when a little boy was found keeping a dead squirrel in his backpack. The little boy’s reasoning was priceless. A photo of the late rodent was posted on Ladye Hobson’s Facebook and explained the awkward phone call she received from the principal of Gatewood Elementary in Oklahoma City. Ladye Hobson told Fox 25 that her husband often jokes about making squirrel dumplings, and the little boy, Brylan, thought he would bring home dinner for the family. It’s probably safe to...
  • Squirrel Steals GoPro, Makes Greatest Film of Our Time

    08/13/2016 4:06:28 PM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 49 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | Aug. 12, 2016 | Traci Newman
    Some rodents are more than scurrying little mammals. Some rodents are auteurs. This brazen little squirrel director steals a GoPro camera and makes a video shot entirely from its point of view, giving us a private tour of the trees from up above. After snatching the camera off the ground, it takes off running and scales the tree, showing us a day in the life of the intrepid little explorer. Thankfully, the squirrel also had excellent manners, and made sure to drop the camera back down where the owner could easily grab it and share this visionary masterpiece.
  • Squirrel Escapes Death from Hawk by Ejecting

    07/21/2016 6:52:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/21/2016 | C Bailey
    Blast off! Watch as this squirrel leaps from tree and escapes from being this hawk’s lunch. Many scenarios in life require the fight or flight instinct. It is pretty clear which one this squirrel chose in his near death experience. This brown squirrel went from being dead meat to a flying squirrel in a matter of seconds. Like something out of a movie, it looks as if the squirrel hit Inspector Gadget’s ejector button as he launches from the greenery and into the blue sky. The squirrel lives to see another day and is telling all his squirrel buddies what...
  • First responders receive complaints of squirrel attacks in North Myrtle Beach

    05/19/2016 5:48:27 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 38 replies
    WIS TV ^ | May 18th 2016 | Brad Dickerson
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Nuisance Wildlife Agency continued to search for a possible rabid squirrel that attacked some residents Tuesday afternoon in North Myrtle Beach. According to incident reports from the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, law enforcement responded to a home on Causey Drive, where a woman said a squirrel attacked her while she was walking to her car. Responding officers indicated the woman showed them scratch marks on her right arm and upper back, the report stated. A little more than an hour later, officers were sent to a Watson Drive address. There,...
  • Milpitas home visited by mutant squirrel (BLACK SQUIRRELS MATTER)

    12/25/2015 7:51:00 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 35 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/25/15 | Joan Morris
    DEAR JOAN: For the very first time in 24 years at our home, we have a black squirrel in the backyard. With about a dozen trees in back, we have had many gray squirrels over the years but never a black one. How rare are they? He looks smaller, maybe younger than the others. Is this a mutant squirrel or a different type? Dana Arbaugh, Milpitas DEAR DANA: Black squirrels are unusual but not rare. Palo Alto appears to have the most black squirrels in the Bay Area, but they are also seen elsewhere. Technically, you could call it a...
  • Warning issued after squirrel attacks 8 people in Marin

    12/03/2015 7:50:40 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 46 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 12/03/2015 | Stephanie Weldy
    A vicious squirrel is on the prowl in Novato. What's been reported as a gray fox squirrel has jumped from trees and scampered into classrooms and garages to attack a total of eight people in northwest Novato in past weeks, and the Marin Humane Society is on the hunt to find the perpetrator before more attacks ensue.
  • Drunk Squirrel Thrown out of Bar after Causing £300 of Damage

    10/04/2015 8:59:41 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    Neatorama ^ | 4OCT2015 | John Farrier
    <p>Yesterday the branch secretary of the club said the rodent had caused around £300 worth of damage.</p> <p>He added: "When I opened the door it was absolutely ransacked.</p> <p>"There were bottles scattered around, money scattered around and he had obviously run across the bar's pumps and managed to turn on the Caffrey's tap .</p>
  • Muskogee County gun range posts sign saying establishment is 'Muslim free'

    08/13/2015 1:06:51 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 30 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 8-13-2015 | SAMANTHA VICENT World Staff Writer
    Muskogee County gun range posts sign saying establishment is 'Muslim free' The Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear store in Oktaha, off U.S. 69 in Muskogee County, has posted a sign indicating the business is a Muslim free establishment. Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:45 pm | Updated: 2:49 pm, Thu Aug 13, 2015. By SAMANTHA VICENT World Staff Writer An owner of a Muskogee County gun range confirmed Thursday that his business has a sign posted on its window indicating the facility is a "Muslim free" establishment, an act that has drawn criticism and raised legal questions from a...
  • Drunk squirrel thrown out of bar (caused $400 damage)

    07/21/2015 4:37:17 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | cbsnews.com
    A squirrel in the UK broke into a Worcestershire pub, July 12, 2015, and caused over $400 worth of damage. 62-year-old Sam Boulter, the owner of the Honeybourne Railyway Club, told the Western Daily Press that he originally thought his private members club might have been ransacked by burglars, when he discovered the damage.
  • Squirrel eats snake at Texas national park

    07/11/2015 6:15:31 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    upi ^ | July 10, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Texas, -- The U.S. Department of Interior shared a photo of a squirrel at a Texas park displaying a little-known behavior for its species -- eating a snake. The photo, which the department shared on Facebook and Twitter, was snapped by park ranger William Leggett at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. "Ranger Leggett heard a racket outside the Frijole Ranch and then recorded the entire epic battle. The squirrel devoured most of the snake, bones and all, down to the last two inches," the Facebook post said. The post said it isn't unheard of for rock squirrels...
  • Deadly new squirrel virus may have killed 3 men

    07/09/2015 9:47:06 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    Newser via Fox News ^ | 07.09.2015 | Rob Quinn
    Squirrel breeding is a real job—and apparently a very dangerous one if you're dealing with the wrong kind of squirrel. After the mysterious deaths of three German men who all worked as breeders of variegated squirrels—a kind of squirrel native to Central America that's sometimes kept as an exotic pet—researchers have identified a new virus that had apparently jumped from the squirrels to the men, LiveScience reports. The men, who were in their 60s and regularly socialized together, died between 2011 and 2013 from inflammation of the brain, and researchers say at least two of them had been scratched or...
  • Squirrel interrupts Phillies-Cardinals game, jumps on Chase Utley

    06/20/2015 9:10:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CSN Philly ^ | June 19, 2015 | Chris Mueller
    After Phillies starting pitcher Phillippe Aumont gave up four earned runs in the second inning of Friday night's game against the Cardinals, a nearby squirrel decided enough was enough. Climbing up the protective netting behind home plate, the squirrel gave Phillies faithful some much-needed entertainment while watching their 23-45 ballclub on its way to another dreadful loss. The critter showed off some impressive balance as he circus-walked across the wire holding up the net. With the crowd's attention, the squirrel then nosedived almost 30 feet onto the top of the Phillies' dugout and hopped in to join the team. Actually,...
  • PG&E Says Squirrel Caused Outage That Impacted 45,000 In East Bay

    06/11/2015 9:05:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 8, 2015
    Officials said a squirrel caused a massive outage that left more than 40,000 East Bay Pacific Gas & Electric customers in the dark Monday night. The utility told KPIX 5 that a squirrel got into the El Cerrito substation and damaged equipment around 8:00 p.m. Monday night, leading to an outage that impacted 45,000 customers at its peak. The squirrel did not survive. The squirrel-related outage impacted customers in Berkeley, Albany, Richmond and El Cerrito. Officials said most of the power was restored after 10:00 p.m. On social media, people posted pictures of being stuck in the dark. BEST tweeted...
  • Cat and Squirrel's complicated relationship

    02/07/2015 12:15:11 PM PST · by Bobalu · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Shannon Apple
    Adorable video of a pet cat and pet squirrel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMWItiji2aY