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Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Looney
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 7, 2007 - 10:37am PT
This is in the Washington Post this morning. Given all the squirrel lovers, I thought some of you would enjoy it -

About 2,500 squirrel enthusiasts belong to the online group The Squirrel Lover's Club. This week you can do what they do year-round: honor squirrels. The first week in October is Squirrel Awareness Week, so maybe you can keep track of the number and the kinds of squirrels you see in your yard or while walking to school. Here's something else to be aware of regarding the furry creatures: There are 35 types of squirrels in North America. The most popular in this area is the Eastern Gray Squirrel.

(By the way, notice the apostrophe in "Lover's" in the article? Doesn't this suggest that those who love squirrels possess clubs? Maybe this group isn't all about loving the squirrels, but more about clubbing them. I gotta stop thinking so much).
Phil_B

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Oct 7, 2007 - 10:41am PT
Is this what they do at meetings?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jsxnk9ufAQ
thedogfather

climber
Midwest
Oct 7, 2007 - 11:06am PT
Crimpie, I was walking the dogs over by the lake near my house when I see some sort of animal swimming across the lake. The point where it was swimming was at least 200 yards wide. I thought maybe a snake, but you could see a body behind the head. Maybe a beaver, but it wasn't very big. Muskrat maybe? So I hurried to get in position to watch it exit and it was a SQUIRREL! I had no idea they swam so well. But, maybe it just fell in the lake and took the long way to shore by mistake. It sure looked exhausted when it exited the lake with its tail dragging on the sand.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 7, 2007 - 11:21am PT
Harry Conick Jr. pronounces it "squirrel covers".
WoodySt

Trad climber
Riverside
Oct 7, 2007 - 11:39am PT
Philb,
A friend posted that video to me a while back, and I couldn't stop laughing for a long time. It certainly isn't PC; on the other hand, it's hilarious. Flying rodents.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 7, 2007 - 12:07pm PT
oh dear, probably shouldn't be reading the NYTimes magazine article this Sunday then:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/magazine/07squirrels-t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin


The Lake District, in the north of England, is on the front lines of a new Hundred Years’ War. It is a war between rodents. Since the 19th century, gray squirrels, an American import, have been overtaking Britain’s native red squirrels and claiming their territory. The grays have moved up from the south of England, thinning out the reds along the way. The reds now survive mostly in Scotland and the English counties, like Northumberland, that border it. The grays are larger and tougher and meaner than the reds. They can eat newly fallen acorns, and the reds cannot. They cross open lands that the reds are scared of. They are more sociable than reds, allowing for higher population densities. Although gray males cannot mate with red females, they often intimidate red males out of doing so. “It’s like: ‘That’s my girl. You move away!’ ” Redesdale said.


damn Yankee squirrels!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 7, 2007 - 12:09pm PT

Redesdale doesn’t travel alone. Always by his side is a man named Paul Parker. Parker is a professional pest controller from Newcastle. He keeps 300 dead grays in his freezer, seven of them skinned, waiting for the day he will have time to cook them.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 7, 2007 - 12:10pm PT
better dead than red
MisterE

Social climber
Across town from Easy Street
Oct 7, 2007 - 12:31pm PT
N.A.S.L.A.?
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 7, 2007 - 12:33pm PT
Very funny!

Can we perhaps discuss black skwirrrls also? That may attract she who must not be named, and the thread (with permutations) would be good for at least 100 posts.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=215299&msg=216105#msg216105
screelover

Mountain climber
Canuckistan
Oct 7, 2007 - 01:29pm PT
I hate squirrels.

Here's my support group:

http://www.anti-squirrel.com


Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 7, 2007 - 01:37pm PT
Kathy Bates in Rat Race, "You sure you don't want to buy a sqirrel?"
SammyLee

Trad climber
Memphis
Oct 7, 2007 - 01:45pm PT
I do love them. Especialy quartered, floured and fried. Yummy!

I've hunted squirrel nealry my whole life and if I could just fine me a good squirrel dog, life would be good.

SammyLee

(Who used to hunt birds too, but has stopped in honor of my litte sister)
MisterE

Social climber
Across town from Easy Street
Oct 7, 2007 - 01:49pm PT
"I hate squirrels.

Here's my support group:

http://www.anti-squirrel.com"

Go NADS!

hoipolloi

climber
A friends backyard with the neighbors wifi
Oct 7, 2007 - 01:51pm PT
my grandma, sweet little old lady, she catches them in one of those live traps, then she drowns them in a bucket of water....She hates them..

honestly, its one of the scariest mental images I can conjure..
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Oct 7, 2007 - 02:19pm PT
This thread reminds me of the good ol' days...

http://oceandave.com/Fishing.mpg
dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Oct 7, 2007 - 02:19pm PT
Squirrels are tree rats.

Kitimus Kat likes em fine!!! She eats the heart and lungs first.

The only good squirrel is a dead squirrel, especially if you are trying to feed birds.


And remember, Pickaxe Ron, you should have bought a squirrel.
Ouch!

climber
Oct 7, 2007 - 02:26pm PT
"I'm making a large-scale version of that catapult now! "

Crowley, that's just being mean and ornery. Since I stopped eating squirrels, I have developed a great fondness for them.

dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Oct 7, 2007 - 02:35pm PT
In the interest of stirring up the potential of this thread, I shall take Ander's anti-suggestion, and speak the name three times:

LEB

LEB

LEB!!!
Ouch!

climber
Oct 7, 2007 - 03:49pm PT
Oh! My bad. Sorry Crowley.
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