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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Squirrel Roundup (October 30, 2007)

Here's a quick look at what our fiendish furry foes are up to...

  • Squirrels safe to eat again in New Jersey
    In January, the Garden State warned hunters and residents near a toxic waste dump in Ringwood in North Jersey to limit their consumption of squirrel after the feds thought they found lead in a dead squirrel. Officials now say it was a false alarm. (More...)

  • Red squirrels 'face deadly virus'
    The endangered red squirrel population of Anglesey's Newborough Forest is facing a new killer virus, experts say.

    One animal is known to have died of a deadly adenovirus, the first documented case in Wales. Two others are thought likely to be diagnosed with the virus. (More...)

  • Fat squirrel trapped behind bars
    A grey squirrel had to be rescued from a bird feeder as it had gorged on so many nuts it could not squeeze back out through the bars. (More...)

  • Squirrel causes power cut
    A squirrel caused a power cut at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and more than 3,000 homes and businesses in Worcester this morning.

    The power failure occured at about 11.15am and also affected Worcester Fire and Rescue Service headquarters in Charles Hastings Way, Worcester. (More...)

  • The Big Squirrel Uprising of 2007 is now underway
    There are more of them now, and they tend to gather and stare in much the same way the birds stared at Tippi Hedren before trying to peck her eyes out.

    On my walk each morning, the squirrels I meet up with have barely concealed contempt for me. They don't even bother moving out of my way any longer.

    One of them throws nuts at the top of my head when I walk beneath the shagbark hickory tree on my route. The nuts are encased in thick green husks, large enough to do me in if the squirrel's aim is just right. It's only a matter of time. (More...)

  • Ask the Gazette: Squirrel Attacks
    What's the worst thing that a squirrel has ever done to anyone?


    Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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