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  • 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.
  • A squirrel mascot named Zipper is out to pitch Necco candy lines to young consumers

    07/26/2012 5:32:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Chris Reidy
    Local geezers could go on at great length about Necco Wafers, a candy invented hereabouts in the mid 1800s. Now the candy’s maker, the New England Confectionary Co. of Revere, wants its sweets to be equally esteemed by young consumers. So, following an ad agency review, the company selected the Noonan Creative Group of Framingham to design a website that might beguile a younger demographic of candy lovers and to alert them that Necco doesn’t just make its eponymous Wafers, but that its candy line-up also includes such classics as the vintage peanut-butter chew known as the Mary Jane, not...
  • Squirrels Eat Historic Home

    07/16/2012 3:28:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    WLOX ^ | Jun 25, 2012
    A sign outside the historic Lamar House in Oxford tells visitors where to enter, but a bunch squirrels are finding their own way in."I think if you look at the damage, it wasn't just one squirrel. It was several out here kind of going to town," said Mary-Kathryn Herrington with the Oxford Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Normally, the critters snack on seeds, nuts, and bark. For several years, Herrington says they've been chomping away at the wood of the historic house trying to get inside. Now the animals are ripping through the screening in the attic. "I think we are...
  • NJ Man Allegedly Shot Squirrels With BB Gun & Hung Bodies On Backyard Fence

    06/13/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 90 replies
    CBS ^ | June 12, 2012
    LINDEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A Linden, N.J. man is accused of assassinating some annoying, pesky and nuisance-causing neighbors — a family of squirrels.
  • Squirrel Tests Positive For Plague At Campsite

    05/12/2012 6:06:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    10NEWS ^ | May 4, 2012
    Warning Signs Placed Around Cedar Grove Campground On Palomar Mtn.A ground squirrel trapped during routine monitoring at the Cedar Grove Campground on Palomar Mountain tested positive for plague, the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health reported Thursday. Plague is a bacterial disease carried by wild rodents that can be transmitted to humans through the bite of infected fleas, according to the DEH. The agency placed warning signs in the area so visitors could take precautions to avoid flea contact. "It is not unusual to find plague in our local mountains in the summer months, so campers should always avoid...
  • Fearless Squirrels Invade Qns. Co-Op

    04/24/2012 9:31:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2012 | DAN MACLEOD and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    They are marauding gangs of troublemakers who set fire to cars, cut electrical wires and cause power outages, evading capture by scaling walls and climbing trees. But while the Queens co-op residents being terrorized by the daredevil vandals say they know exactly who their tormentors are, they insist that they’re helpless in stopping the crime wave — because the suspects are sex-happy squirrels. “It’s like Occupy Wall Street here,” lamented Bob Friedrich, president of the under-siege co-op at Glen Oaks Village. “It’s gotten worse in the past six months. We’re getting calls that they are in people’s apartments.”
  • Huckabee worries Republicans will 'Balkanize themselves' (Huckabee smears Reagan)

    05/07/2011 11:21:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 110 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-05-06 | Shane D'Aprile
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday he's "definitely undecided" on another run for the White House next year and is increasingly concerned Republicans will "Balkanize themselves" ahead of 2012. A day after the sparsely attended first debate of the GOP primary season, Huckabee said in an interview on Fox News that he had no regrets about missing the gathering and that he's still working toward a decision on 2012. "First of all, I've got to come to a place where I believe I should run, and I'm not there yet," Huckabee said. "My feeling is I'll be there by...
  • For Wildlife Rehabilitators, The Busiest Season Has Arrived (Squirrels saving squirrels)

    03/21/2011 7:06:48 AM PDT · by raybbr · 14 replies
    Courant.com ^ | March 20, 2011 | KIM VELSEY
    SOMERS —— The first call came right at the beginning of March. A homeowner was removing old ceiling tiles from the attic when a litter of baby squirrels fell out. They were about 2 weeks old — tiny and pink with only the faintest traces of gray fur and eyes that still hadn't opened. The creatures could easily have been mistaken for mice, as they often are at that age. The homeowner said the mother was nowhere to be found, so wildlife rehabilitator Chris Clark of Somers agreed to take in the babies, beginning the spring season — by the...
  • It's nuts but I love you: One squirrel's bizarre obsession with a garden statue of a dog

    02/05/2011 11:53:37 AM PST · by Daffynition · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5th February 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A squirrel's fascination with a statue of a dog has brought hours of light entertainment to a Russian suburb. The frisky rodent looked confused as to why the dog wasn't moving and cannot seem to get its head around the fact that it is an ornament and not real. The picture was taken by a photographer in the garden of his house just outside of Moscow. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1353868/A-squirrels-bizarre-obsession-dog-statue.html#ixzz1D7F0nV7D