“…one lucky photographer hit the jackpot after catching an incredibly rare albino squirrel on camera while in his garden in North Dulwich. Father-of-two Simon Pimblett, 53, was stunned when he spotted the cheeky white creature raiding his bird feeders two weeks ago…”
Play it from this Google Doodle archive page!
A delightful visit to feed the denizens of a squirrel park in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. (via laughingsquid)
We salute the Cornell Squirrel Club — here’s their Facebook page — a conservation-oriented group of students serving the community and our favorite sharp-eyed friends.
A certain Mr. Mooallem became obsessed by instances of squirrels causing extensive power outages and made a bit of a study of these sadly and inevitably fatal incidences over much of the past year (NY Times). It gives one paws, er, pause — that thousands of households are typically affected. Some cast a jaundiced eye at our fuzzy friends and attribute the events to a concerted and malevolent effort by squirrels nationwide.
It does make fascinating reading, but beware that there’s discussion of post-mortem positioning of the unfortunately deceased lads or lasses and how that relates to the interruption of power. Pretty grisly reading.
There’s even some humor. Read down until you get to the evasion tactics attempted and what happened when a faux owl was placed near the critical area.
All in all, a thoroughly informative and entertaining read.
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