Squirrels world-wide have apparently been on a collective, crazy, aggressive rampage:
A German squirrel was “arrested” for chasing a woman, only to be fed honey and apples once officers realized he was just exhausted.
A man in Wales thought his home was being burgled, and left his cup of tea to investigate the source of the sound. He found a squirrel in his kitchen, trying to return to greener pastures.
Another UK squirrel broke into a bar, turning on the taps, drinking beer, eating potato chips and rifling through the cash before being busted by the owner.
Could squirrels shut down the NYSE?
Yes, and they have…twice.
Squirrels and Disease
A ground squirrel in the San Diego area tested positive for the plague; in the UK, red squirrels are still being found with deadly squirrelpox – a disease that the invasive gray squirrels carry but do not suffer from; and the three squirrel breeders who died a few months back were apparently exposed to an emergent squirrel bornavirus, which may cause brain inflammation in humans.
Two of my favorite things: Squirrels and Pizza
Like a true New Yorker, this Park Slope squirrel was seen eating a NY slice, properly folded.
Squirrels have taste
Anything that moves
Predator vs Prey
This ground squirrel freaked out everyone in Texas by munching on a snake
and a leopard made an amazing leap to chase a squirrel – although there’s no footage of the squirrel!
This week in cute?
I have mixed feelings about Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel, but if that is your bag, here is some GoPro footage of her doing her thing!
Squirrels and science
Researchers in the UK recently published a new study showing that gray squirrels were quick to figure out a spatial serial-learning task. Here's a video of the experiment!