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Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member11 Nov 2016 7:10 a.m. PST

Cute but deadly:


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2016 9:25 a.m. PST

Next time I'm petting a red squirrel I'll be sure to check his ears and snout.

Tree rats.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member11 Nov 2016 8:27 p.m. PST

I just go all to pieces when I read stories like this.

TNE230011 Nov 2016 8:58 p.m. PST

armadillos in the US

21 minute mark
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Roderick Robertson Fezian12 Nov 2016 10:29 a.m. PST

Squirrels in California are carriers for Bubonic Plague.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member12 Nov 2016 5:10 p.m. PST

Growing up we had 6 households with adjoining back yards. They were full of flower gardens, vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs and the like. We also had our own colony of squirrels whom we all kept fed with peanuts in the shell. The squirrels would come up on to our porches and stand up at the windows when they wanted more. We'd go outside with a bag of peanuts and sit on the steps and hand feed them. They'd come up, take a nut out of our hands, sit down beside us and eat it and reach over for another.

That was up until rabies started becoming a problem in the area. We all stopped hand feeding when we lost a few to the disease.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2016 8:01 a.m. PST

Add Lyme Disease to the mix:


Old Wolfman16 Nov 2016 7:36 a.m. PST

New nest in a nearby tree on my block.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2016 4:04 p.m. PST

Well at least you don't have rabid sparrows and rude deers!

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2016 11:03 a.m. PST

Is rudeness catching?

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member20 Nov 2016 11:29 a.m. PST

Who wants to know?

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2016 1:18 p.m. PST

I have deer close to my house. Some are suspected in carrying Lyme Disease. I don't want them to be rude on top of all that.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member21 Nov 2016 12:50 p.m. PST

I have herds of them grazing. When I go outside, they're like "Wadda you lookin' at?"

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2016 2:04 p.m. PST

They'll give you lime disease while saying: you mama so fat she doesn't need to forage for the winter, she's fat enough for 10 winters.

Neroon23 Nov 2016 2:53 p.m. PST

Well 2 or 3 squirrels in the backyard are cute woodland creatures, but 7 or 8 are destructive vermin and need to be dealt with accordingly. I see that in the big maple tree next door there are 3 squirrel nests. It's time to activate Ol' Painless link and cull the herd. I've been averaging 50 to 75 of the little b*st*rds from late fall to spring every year for the last 5 years (also 4 raccoons and 3 skunks). It still seems like pulling buckets of water out of the ocean.

Old Wolfman24 Feb 2017 7:40 a.m. PST

I see a fair number of gray squirrels in my vicinity. Reminds me of an old "The Far Side" strip where an old lady is crouching down offering some nuts to a pair of squirrels and one squirrel says to the other "I can't stand it. They're so cute when they do that."

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