Squirrels cause power problems...
A Bay Area squirrel caused a power outage which ultimately disrupted Caltrain service for commuters and cause phone problems for 42 local schools. Sources say the squirrel did not survive.
A squirrel also caused a power outage in Anderson, Indiana.
A squirrel nested in a North Carolina attic, but then set its nest on fire after chewing on electrical cords. The second story of the home was damaged, but no humans were injured.
There's been a lot of squirrel news recently. I'm here to update you.
Bag a squirrel, cause a school lockdown
A man hunting squirrels apparently caused a school lockdown in South Carolina when people reported seeing a man with a gun. He "bagged" two squirrels, no other injuries reported. More
Red Squirrel Rising
Red squirrels in the UK appear to be on the rise, even as gray squirrel populations increase. More
Berkeley to exterminate ground squirrels
While this isn't the species I study, I'm a big fan of ground squirrels. The problem, is of course, in part caused by humans feeding them; I always have to wonder if there's another way (hawks? dogs?)...You can read about it here