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.
CNN’s iReport arm (their “Citizen Journalism” initiative) has collected the top five news reports on our favorite creature and put them all on this page. Adorableness does abound!
It’s replete with pumpkin-eating squirrels, squirrel babies being bottle-fed, and of course the cat nursing an orphan squirrel.
Visit this page and in the comments, look for a post from edsg25 on July 4 (2010) and note the study he mentions in which scientists observed behavior of squirrels who are observing an earlier group of squirrels who were given easy access to nesting materials and thus built out there abodes accordingly.
Does anyone know of the source of the study he mentions?
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.”