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  • How a wildlife expert rescued 6 baby squirrels in Elkhorn whose tails were knotted together

    05/18/2018 5:36:18 AM PDT · by Buttons12 · 16 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 5/17/18 | Michael O'Connor
    Laura Stastny has a skill few others share: untangling squirrel tails. And the local wildlife expert got a chance to use it last week. Six baby squirrels were found last week in Elkhorn with their tails tangled together, so much so that they became a six-headed animal cluster.
  • San Diego Turns Squirrels into Welfare Recipients

    03/26/2018 4:50:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 26, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I found something that just struck me funny. There’s a story that has nothing to do with anything. It’s in the San Diego Union Tribune. Apparently they’ve got a giant squirrel problem in the public parks in San Diego. Now, I happen to like squirrels, but every time squirrels come up I have a bunch of people start shouting, “They’re nothing but tree rats. They’re nothing but rats with PR. They’re just rats. What do you mean, you like squirrels?” Well, it goes back to when I was a kid. My mom would actually open one of the windows...
  • Is Southern-Fried Squirrel the Answer to KFC's Extraordinary Chicken Shortage?

    03/03/2018 9:37:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Morwenna Ferrier
    Some people in Britain hate grey squirrels enough to devour them. With the UK’s biggest purveyor of fried chicken in crisis, perhaps we should be cooking up our furry feral friendsne cold Sunday morning last month, I visited Pow Hill, a glorious moorland thick with pine trees that overlooks the Derwent reservoir, north-west of Durham. In a clearing, three amateur wildlife photographers, in full camouflage gear, sat on plastic bags and watched a red squirrel race across the bracken. As I watched the little fella leap from log to tree, the sunlight dancing across its tail, naturally my thoughts turned...
  • On Squirrel Appreciation Day, We See a Clovis Cop Feed a Rodent. The Internet Eats It Up

    01/23/2018 12:17:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | January 22, 2018 | ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
    As a Clovis police officer, John McGrory is ready to take down a bad guy at a moment’s notice. But even a no-nonsense cop like McGrory can’t pass up a moment of cuteness. That’s what happened in a video posted by the Clovis Police Department on Sunday, which was national Squirrel Appreciation Day (yes, that’s really a thing). The video shows McGrory standing next to a tree when a squirrel scampers over to him and gently takes a nut from his hand. McGrory smiles and laughs as the furry rodent scoots back to the tree. The video has 17,000 views...
  • Squirrel responsible for damaging Christmas lights in New Jersey town

    12/05/2017 6:32:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 5, 2017 | Travis Fedschun
    Squirrel responsible for damaging Christmas lights in New Jersey to A New Jersey town’s search for the vandal who damaged a popular Christmas lights display came to an end Saturday when officials discovered the Grinch was actually a medium-sized rodent. Officials in Sea Girt, 65 miles south of New York City, spent the past week scrambling to replace the display’s severed wires in time for the borough's annual tree lighting on Friday, WNBC-TV reported. The morning after the ceremony, the Sea Girt Police Department said it caught the vandal in the act, posting photos on social media of a squirrel...
  • The Squirrel Grenade (EXTREMELY funny article)

    01/18/2004 4:03:57 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 222 replies · 24,516+ views
    pvpforums.com ^ | Jan 18, 2004 | by T-Duck
    I never dreamed slowly cruising through a residential neighborhood could be so incredibly dangerous! Studies have shown that motorcycling requires more decisions per second, and more sheer data processing than nearly any other common activity or sport. The reactions and accurate decision making abilities needed have been likened to the reactions of fighter pilots! The consequences of bad decisions or poor situational awareness are pretty much the same for both groups too. Occasionally, as a rider I have caught myself starting to make bad or late decisions while riding. In flight training, my instructors called this being "behind the power...
  • Everything We Know About the 'Aggressive Squirrel' Terrorizing Brooklyn

    07/26/2017 3:11:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 7/24 | Rae Paoletta
    Summer—the season when everything smells like hot garbage—is finally in full-swing in New York City. With the MTA seemingly intent on preventing us from going anywhere—never mind outside the city—folks from Brooklyn and beyond trek to Prospect Park to cool down and escape the pungent odors in the air. Unfortunately, our idyllic summer days at the park might already be over as an “unusually aggressive” squirrel has infiltrated and attacked five park goers. In a press release shared with Gizmodo, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)—which is overseeing SquirrelGate —said the attacks took place between...
  • Have Democrats become Squirrels ?

    06/15/2017 11:32:46 AM PDT · by jcon40 · 16 replies
    Gunsandgame ^ | May 1, 2017 | Quebeccom
    Davy Crockett loves squirrels
  • Squirrels Stealing Chocolate Bars Driving Toronto Store Owner Nuts

    01/05/2017 8:34:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
    Video shows one rodent waiting for coast to be all clear before pouncing on candy and scurrying away. A group of squirrels is driving the owners of one Toronto convenience store nuts, after the rodents have been caught on video stealing chocolate bars from their east-end shop. “I always see them sneaking outside the door, looking in my store, and even right at me!” said Paul Kim, owner of Luke’s Grocery near Gerrard St. E. and Logan Ave. “They come in and take Crunchies, Crispy Crunch, Wonderbar . . . ” And those who are really bold “try to take...
  • Red squirrels carrying medieval strain of human leprosy as people warned to stay away

    11/11/2016 8:16:02 PM PST · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10 November 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    Red squirrels are carrying human leprosy and people have been warned to stay away from the animals to minimise the risk of catching the disease. One of the strains – which is affecting squirrels on Brownsea Island, off the south coast of Dorset – shares close similarities with that responsible for outbreaks of the disease in medieval Europe. Researchers tested 25 samples from red squirrels on the island and found that all were infected with the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae, though not all showed signs of the disease. Those that did had swelling and hair loss on the ears, muzzle and...
  • Second Squirrel Attack At Central Florida Retirement Community

    11/07/2016 6:49:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    A squirrel is dead after the bloodthirsty animal targeted an elderly woman at a central Florida senior community. Initial reports indicate the attack happened Monday at the Sterling Court Gracious Retirement Living in Deltona. One week ago, at least three seniors were attacked by a squirrel at the same complex. The victim in the second attack suffered bites, scratches and a broken wrist after she fell while trying to defend herself from the squirrel, witnesses said. A staff member shot and killed the squirrel with a BB gun. Health officials are testing the animal for rabies.
  • Man shooting at squirrels puts Farmington schools on lockdown

    09/19/2016 2:40:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Echo Press ^ | Deanna Weniger
    FARMINGTON, Minn.—A man shooting at squirrels with a pellet gun on his property caused confusion Monday morning in Farmington as authorities requested some of the city's schools to go into lockdown after a gunfire report. "The initial call was that there was a man outside with a rifle shooting off rounds," said Sgt. Bob Sauter of the Farmington Police Department. Authorities treated the report with an active shooter response. The caller was ambiguous on the exact location, guessing the 400 block of Oak Street, and the department, having had some previous responses in that area, weren't taking any chances, Sauter...
  • Donald Trump Launches Blatantly Anti-Semitic Attack Against Hillary Clinton

    07/02/2016 4:04:14 PM PDT · by Bratch · 266 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 2, 2016 | Sam Levine and Sam Stern
    Donald Trump tweeted a blatantly anti-Semitic image Saturday morning, causing an immediate backlash online and further confirming the Republican nominee is willing to sink to depths well beyond usual, acceptable bounds of politics. The tweet, posted at roughly 8:30 a.m., featured a picture of Hillary Clinton pasted over a backdrop of $100 bills with a six-pointed star — the Jewish Star of David — next to her face. “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” the star read. THE HUFFINGTON POST This is not a dog whistle. It’s not subtle. It is anti-Semitic imagery aimed at a candidate who isn’t even Jewish.    
  • 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...
  • Human Flesh-Craving Squirrels Are Attacking MTA Workers

    05/30/2015 7:30:43 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 88 replies
    Gothamist.com ^ | 29MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    Earlier this month, a squirrel in the Bronx bit an MTA worker's finger, sending her to the hospital. Now, it appears squirrels have developed a taste for salty, delectable people flesh—a second MTA worker has been attacked by a squirrel, this time in the train car of a Coney Island-bound Q train. It's unclear whether the same squirrel was coming back for seconds, or if the city's squirrel population has teamed up with the coyotes to rid the city of all non-littering humans. This week's squirrel-sourced aggression occurred at around 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, near the Cortelyou Road Q station....
  • Jurassic Squirrels?

    10/03/2014 8:05:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Ins ^ | 10-3-14 | Brian Thomas
    Jurassic Squirrels? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Jurassic mammals made headlines recently, as Chinese paleontologists described in the journal Nature six tiny skeletons comprising three new species.1 The squirrel-like fossils break with the long-held idea that most so-called "dinosaur-era" mammals resembled shrews. These newfound mammals look like they lived in trees—not underground like shrews. Do the new fossils help evolutionists clarify their story for the origin of mammals, or do they crank more twists into evolution's troubled saga? An American Museum of Natural History press release reads, "The animals, which researchers have placed in a new group, or clade, called...
  • When squirrels attack! There’s a medical code for that. (New ICD-10 coding system)

    02/15/2014 9:22:20 AM PST · by Innovative · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | Sarah Kliff
    Reolubin is one of the country’s 186,000 medical coders who work in the back offices of hospitals. It’s her job to translate doctors’ scribbles into diagnosis codes. Those are sent to insurance companies, which use them to determine how much to pay hospitals for care. With 14,000 codes, ICD-9 seems puny by comparison. The new manual explodes that code set to 68,000 much more granular and detailed terms to define — very exactly and specifically — what ails us. There are different numbers for getting struck or bitten by a turkey (W61.42 or W61.43). There are codes for injuries caused...
  • SC woman stabs husband with ceramic squirrel over lack of beer, police say

    12/30/2013 6:20:46 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 36 replies
    WCBD News 13 ^ | December 27, 2013 | Staff
    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - A North Charleston woman is in jail after police say she stabbed her husband with a ceramic squirrel. According to the police report, Helen Ann Williams attacked her husband on Christmas Day after he failed to bring beer back to the house. Police said they were dispatched to the home and found the victim with a large amount of blood on his face. When police asked Williams what happened to her husband, she first said that he fell and cut himself, but then told officers more. Williams said her common-law spouse went to a store to...
  • Salute to Anthony Weiner Headlines Squirrels' Scandal Night ($1 hot dogs at game)

    07/29/2013 5:59:54 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    RICHMOND, VA - The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the 2012 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, have announced their plans for Salute to Scandal Night on Thursday, August 1st. Headlining the night will be $1 hot dogs available at all of the Flying Squirrels concession stands. Related Content Promo Preview "Scandal night is meant to be a fun, tongue in cheek night and what hotter of a scandal right now than Anthony Weiner," said Flying Squirrels Vice President and COO Todd "Parney" Parnell. "His scandal just couldn't have come at a better time in regards to the Flying...
  • Fly And Slide Squirrel

    12/31/2012 5:20:03 AM PST · by navysealdad · 12 replies
    The squirrel has to slide on the line to the bird feeder because he can't walk on it.