Squirrel hat! Squirrel hat! pic.twitter.com/HgajG5UvQg
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We’re taking a bit of a side trip here to another branch of the order Rodentia, from the suborder Sciuromorpha (wherein squirrels dwell) to the suborder Castorimorpha, Genus Castor, to our friend the American beaver.
This article from The Atlantic magazine (June 2012), includes a tale from the 1940s when Idaho’s Department of Fish and Game dropped parachuted crates of beavers to repopulate the wilderness and — quite progressively — improve the ecological balance thereby. (Current application: think climate change.)
Follow @TweetsofOld for occasional squirrelly tidbits from history.
Another reminder to follow @TweetsofOld on Twitter. Always entertaining. Occasionally squirrelish.
The Time Magazine website has in its archives a slideshow of a photo spread from the 1940s. There was a squirrel who, as a young pup, was found and adopted by a very nice fellow who undertook to dress said squirrel in clothing.
It’s something not to be missed.
The Library of Congress regularly posts to its Flickr account, and it’s worth following for the gems here and there.
In this picture, we see a full page spread from the New-York Tribune of Sunday, May 2, 1909, with the headline, “Spring always increases the number of the park squirrels’ admirers and the little fellows seem to relish their popularity.”