“…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…”
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.
Click through to the article to see this beautiful classic image of a fellow nibbling a peanut amidst fallen Autumn leaves.
This artist has captured the epitome of a red squirrel — all the more difficult for the few careful brush strokes.
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.”