Undertoad Friday Oct 10 11:07 AM
October 10, 2008: Squirrel mama protects baby
Pico and ME Friday Oct 10 11:14 AM
I almost had one give me a what-for. It was hilarious. I was following it along as it was making its way on one of the wires over my yard. I was 'chitchatting' with it the whole time. When it got to the pole it actually scrambled down to the top of the fence to 'talk back' and swish its tail dangerously at me. They are such interesting little creatures.
Stress Puppy Friday Oct 10 11:21 AM
Reminds me of this story:
glatt Friday Oct 10 11:35 AM
Note to self:
glatt Friday Oct 10 11:40 AM
Oh, and by the way UT, this is an outstanding IotD. Really tells a story and is visually striking. Good job.
jinx Friday Oct 10 11:57 AM
xoxoxoBruce Friday Oct 10 12:00 PM
Just rats with bushy tails, hairy knuckles and bloodshot eyes... but tasty.
DanaC Friday Oct 10 12:03 PM
That was brilliant. Best IoTD in ages!
Undertoad Friday Oct 10 12:06 PM
I keep trying to figure out the dog's intentions. Sometimes a dog will just have fun with something, if it's not hungry. This dog looks to have a nice shiny coat and isn't very skinny. If he's not a pet, he probably lives near a fish processing station or something.
Cicero Friday Oct 10 12:11 PM
The dog does look like it's playing. But it also looks dumb enough to play a baby squirrel to death.
DanaC Friday Oct 10 12:16 PM
Pilau once played a crippled blackbird almost to death *shudders*
BrianR Friday Oct 10 02:54 PM
Did you say "in the house?"
Treasenuak Friday Oct 10 03:30 PM
Way to GO, Momma Squirrel!! Kick the bad doggy's BUTT!! -cheers- ... and should I be concerned with the fact no one's posted a recipe yet??
monster Friday Oct 10 04:26 PM
monster Friday Oct 10 04:29 PM
great images, UT. the squirrels look pretty darn healthy too, must be a good place to live
Juniper Friday Oct 10 06:13 PM
My dog (who looks very similar to that one) has killed several such critters, and I promise, he's not underfed or vicious. Just playing, the big dummy.
BigV Friday Oct 10 06:29 PM
I wonder how many of these I'll see when I finally get out of the office.....eventually...
Elspode Friday Oct 10 07:38 PM
Sushi squirrel is not a good idea...
TheMercenary Friday Oct 10 07:39 PM
How to skin a squirrel
binky Friday Oct 10 07:52 PM
My cat in when I lived in Oregon brought a snake in to "play" with, took him forever to kill the nasty thing.
TheMercenary Friday Oct 10 08:33 PM
zippyt Friday Oct 10 09:11 PM
Ha Ha !! Moma Squirle WHOOPED his ASS !!!!!
jinx Friday Oct 10 09:14 PM
I've only ever had it soaked in saltwater, and then fried like chicken. Huge piles of it, eaten all day while watching football.
binky Friday Oct 10 09:18 PM
TheMercenary Friday Oct 10 09:24 PM
squirell nutkin Friday Oct 10 09:39 PM
squirell nutkin Friday Oct 10 09:41 PM
ZenGum Friday Oct 10 10:42 PM
TheMercenary Saturday Oct 11 08:33 AM
sweetwater Saturday Oct 11 09:09 AM
I think the world can be nicely divided into bird or squirrel lovers. Human world, that is, because dogs and cats like them equally - though only as snacks or toys.
TheMercenary Saturday Oct 11 09:15 AM
I am Bird & Dog, definitely not Squirrel & Cat.
DanaC Saturday Oct 11 09:16 AM
I am Squirrel and Dog.
jinx Saturday Oct 11 09:28 AM
BrianR Saturday Oct 11 01:38 PM
All I can think of is the time my squirrel wandered down and my dog spotted it from his nap-place across my legs on the sofa. He used my testes for a launch pad and through the tears of pain, I was laughing hysterically at the look of terror that the squirrel put on just before he ran the fastest 1/4 mile of his little life. They managed three laps before I was able to get up and open the back door, enabling the gray intruder to exit and climb the blue spruce outside to safety.
Treasenuak Saturday Oct 11 04:46 PM
My dad's got this horror story of his grandma making squirrel stew, and opening the pot to see how dinner was progressing; there was the squirrel's head, staring up at him, eyeballs and buck teeth and all, floating there at the top of the pot......
Cloud Saturday Oct 11 04:50 PM
clearly, it are alien squirrels and dogs, controlled by the evil obelisk.
Coign Monday Oct 13 10:08 AM
I kissed a squirrel.
Cloud Monday Oct 13 10:10 AM
Be Like the Squirrel!
Sundae Monday Oct 13 11:04 AM
Squirrel and cat and proud!
xoxoxoBruce Monday Oct 13 11:52 AM
I was at my car dealers this morning. They had three vehicles in the shop with squirrel damage.
Cloud Monday Oct 13 11:57 AM
quit parking them under the walnut trees!
xoxoxoBruce Monday Oct 13 12:03 PM
That won't help, they eat the damn wiring.
spudcon Monday Oct 13 12:25 PM
Squirrels all have a death by electrocution wish. They are a problem for power companies because the break into substations and short them out with their stupid little bodies. The squirrel prophet tells them all if they die this way, there will be 72 nuts waiting for them in heaven.
Cloud Monday Oct 13 12:43 PM
yuk. that can't be good for them. Is the plastic coating tasty?
Shawnee123 Monday Oct 13 01:58 PM
I don't know, but now I want to go and try one!
BigV Monday Oct 13 05:14 PM
Treasenuak Monday Oct 13 05:45 PM
just like every other rodent I know of... -shudder-
SPUCK Monday Oct 13 06:51 PM
I bet that's rat damage not squirrel damage. Rats fit under car dashes and hoods better.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Oct 13 11:34 PM
Squirrels and chipmunks climb better than rats. But all the little bastards love the taste of plastic wire insulation, for some reason.
ZenGum Tuesday Oct 14 12:15 AM
I'm getting worried about these rodents, people. It's time to ring the alarm bell.
SPUCK Tuesday Oct 14 04:57 AM
I have the stew pot!