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Monday, May 04, 2009

Squirrel Roundup (May 4, 2009)

LOTS of squirrel stories in the news this week...

Biological warfare
Plague has been found in the squirrel population at a popular camping site on Palomar Mountain in northern San Diego County. (More...)

Another terrorist attack
This time a squirrel took out an entire substation, shutting off electrical power to over 7,600 people. (More...)

Miscarriage of justice
A man is ticketed for shooting a squirrel with a pellet gun. He should have been given a medal. (More...)

A different kind of squirrel shooting
With a video camera. Is there nothing people won't put on YouTube? (More...)

On the other hand...
Shooting a video of a squirrel can pay off. Two sisters in Wisconsin just won $10,000 from America's Funniest Home Videos. (More...)

Mutant squirrels
The ongoing war between red and gray squirrels in Britain has been enjoined by a mutant "super" squirrel. (More...)

Good eats!
Don't worry. If you live in California and want a little variety in your diet, you can hunt both gray and fox squirrels. (More...)

Speaking of hunting...
East Texas is one of the best places in the country to hunt squirrels. (More...)

Strictly for the birds
With these few simple tips, you can make your bird feeders more bird-friendly by repelling those nasty tree rats. (More...)

Feeding squirrels is fun...
...if they don't bite. (More...)

Magical albino squirrels?
No, they're not magical. In fact, they're not even albino. (More...)

Ungrateful rodent
A Michigan teacher was attacked by an irate squirrel when she tried to help one of its young. (More...)


Stan said...

Looks like a "Squirrel Nut Zipper" to me.

Anonymous said...

This is kind of a stretch, but this video shows what it might be like to be a flying squirrel. Copy and paste entire URL (below), or Internet search for wingsuit basejumping in Norway.

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