Bushy-Tail Fail

Ah-HAH! Not only is the nice lady alone and unprotected with her jar of delicious cashews, but she has also carelessly left her window open! Banzaiiiii!


  1. kibblenibble says:

    Good window cleaner commercial.

  2. He would fit right in with the Windex bird commercial.

  3. Theresa says:

    I love those birds. I love how they laugh. They are like the bird Tom and Ray Magliozzi laughing at a “Hey guys, watch this!”

  4. Fird Birfle says:

    They probably wouldn’t be invited to luncheon with The Queen…..

  5. Aerliss says:

    I am a bad, bad person… I laughed.

    I had house bunnehs that would run face first into the patio doors if they were allowed a glimpse into the dining room. They never learnt…

  6. Fird Birfle says:

    …that would feel sad to me to see, also.

    However, on the slightly less traumatic side, at least this gave
    them an opportunity to Express their bunnariffic Disapproval ….

  7. skippymom says:

    Nice deck, nice chairs, nice pool down below, AND frisky squirrels running all over the place…can I go stay there for a few days?

  8. Fird Birfle says:

    HECK — it’s a dang fine PLACE overall!!

  9. Mininini says:

    Oh dear, is the squirrel OK?

  10. idiot squirrel

  11. skippymom says:

    OK, I will now confess that I watched this five times before I figured out that the squirrel crashes into the window.
    Maybe that’s what happened to the headless one I found underneath my birdfeeder two days ago….

  12. Now explain the headless mouse I found on the living room carpet . . . .

  13. kibblenibble says:

    Um…do you have a cat? :-/

  14. skippymom says:

    Yeah, I couldn’t figure out what kind of creature would take a squirrel’s head and leave the body lying there. And, when I went back out late that night, the body was gone.

  15. katfighter says:

    Owl, maybe? Sometimes they eat just the head (from what I understand it’s the most nutritious part) and perhaps they came back later for leftovers?

  16. victoreia says:

    Do you live in Sleppy Hollow?

  17. kodalai says:

    “I couldn’t figure out what kind of creature would take a squirrel’s head and leave the body lying there.”

    A domestic cat which hunts for fun, not for food. Probably.

  18. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Victoreia:
    Among myriad, other useless bits o fact/ fiction, I wonder, whether Sleppy Hollow is in the same area as Sleepy Hollow????

  19. a cat with a hatchett?

  20. AHHHH the running headless squirrell!!!

  21. skippymom says:

    getting freaked out now

  22. Fird Birfle says:

    The Butler, in the Parlor, with the wrench

  23. haw!

  24. What was it Stephen King said about headless bodies? Oh yes, eat desert first. Apparently cats take this to be biblical.

  25. Theresa says:


  26. ashagato says:

    happy Canada day little squirley-head!

  27. Bad person here too. I giggled. ;)

    I´m sure it´s ok except for that mutha of a headache.

  28. bookmonstercats says:

    I don’t know, but I bet that skwerls, and things that jump about a lot, are a bit more bendy than the rest of us. If you look closely at the film, he hits the window with all four feet not, eg, his head,and rebounds of it. The most he should get is a set of smarting paw pads.

  29. 260Oakley says:

    Squirrel is clearly headed for window pain.

  30. *claps*

  31. Fird Birfle says:

    NOW THAT one, I di-unt see comin’!!!

    *wild enthusiastic applause*

  32. Theresa says:


  33. bookmonstercats says:

    Yep. The Oak is there again.

  34. Uh-mazing XD

  35. That squirrel is nuts!

  36. Fird Birfle says:

    most excellent

  37. so glad I’m not the only one who does this

  38. skippymom says:

    What, jumps off the back of a chair and crashes into a window? You do that?

  39. victoreia says:


  40. Ali-Baba says:

    Minus the chair, I ackshually did that when I was eight. It explains ALOT, believe me! ;-)

  41. Oh! My nose!

  42. Squirrels & birds agree: Window glass is an invention of the Devil!!!!
    (The above does not reflect the opinions of the owners or staff of Cute Overload.)

  43. Fird Birfle says:

    1: *singsong voice* nobody’s mentioned the “Owsche” Tag ….. :)

    2: My Alternate Pic Capshon = “Party, out on the Deck!!!”

  44. What a bitch!! That isn’t funny!!

    my, what an upsetting video! i do not like it!

  45. kodalai says:

    Can we bring back the “thumbs down?”

  46. Fird Birfle says:

    or at least call some thing(s) to the attention of a CO moderator???

  47. crazy wienerdog lady says:

    I agree UGH

  48. i guess you haven’t seen the website for squirrels who photobomb peoples’ videos.

  49. psychethos says:

    Oh, come on now. No need for that.

  50. If you want to say, ‘Aww, poor rodent’ in a post, fine.
    But there is no excuse for calling a fellow-poster that word.

  51. Waves to the mods and ups an invisible thumb for their translating/bowdlerising the original post.
    What an upsetting comment! I, and meelyons like I, did not like.

  52. kodalai says:


    I laughed because this is exactly what my kitteh did on the first day I brought him home — except that was a mirror. :P

  53. Conflicted? Do I laugh, do I write a lengthy email about how this video shows animal cruelty. But I suppose since it was the squirrels fault for jumping at the window, there is no cruelty? Who knows?, I chuckled a little bit.

  54. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    I must be the only one who doesn’t think this is funny.

  55. You’re not alone.

  56. I hated this video. It hurt me to watch it. I thought it was gonna be funny and the little bushy-tailed muffin got some nuts but he got a knock to the noggin. Not funny.

  57. bob drummond says:

    I have to agree. Nothings funnier tha to see an animal try to get into a house only to discover what clean glass looks like- the HARD WAY !!! hee hee!
    Mnay years ago I was at a backyard party and I had a plate full of food and (you’ll probably figure what happened next ) SQUISH ! I WAS WEARING THE FOOD.
    I did not realize that the screen door was closed !!!!

  58. Fird Birfle says:

    *laundry time was prolly sooner than expected, THAT week…* (eyeroll in sympathy)

  59. oops

  60. Squirrel Lover says:

    I find no humor in this at all. I don’t think watching animals possibly hurt themselves should be on a “cute” site. Bad and tasteless video.

  61. well, someone needs to sweep up the mess after the parade. you’re hired.

  62. Squirrel Lover says:

    Everyone has their opinion. I wasn’t the only one that didn’t find it funny. And the lady must have known the squirrel would do that because she had the camera ready. Sorry, tricking animals that might mean injury just isn’t funny. So let’s keep the remarks non-personal please to the people who post. Thanks!

  63. psychethos says:

    The lady must have known the squirrel would do that? How, exactly? Maybe she was just videotaping a cute squirrel on her yard, and it happened to do this? And if she did know, how could she have prevented it? Open the door/window so that the squirrel could just jump straight in?


  64. yeah, except my opinion is the official opinion.

  65. Mininini says:

    I agree (surprisingly to myself). I normally don’t mind, say, videos of people annoying their cats or not rushing to an animal’s rescue right away when it’s caught up in an awkward situation, but this is different. Birds often die from flying into window panes, so who says this little guy isn’t really hurt?

    It’s not the woman’s fault of course, I’m not outraged at her (or outraged at all). But I come here expecting my daily dose of cute, not having to cringe at a video and thinking “Ouuuch, that must have really hurt, is he OK?” It would probably be better if you could see the squirrel running away afterwards, seeing it’s not seriously hurt.

    So yeah – watching videos like that when expecting something cute is uncomfortable to me. More cute, less cringe for me please.

  66. Stressfactor says:

    I SERIOUSLY doubt that squirrel was hurt. Considering I’ve seen squirrels fall off of tree limbs from 15 feet up, hit the ground with a “whump” and then just get up, shake themselves off, and go climb the nearest tree.

    My mom also tells a story about the first house she lived in with my dad after getting married. It was a lovely, old two story house with lots of trees around it and apparently one squirrel in particular used to like to get on the roof of the house, run across the roof, then jump off the roof into the waiting branches of a tree on the other side of the house.

    Well, the tree in question got sick and died and so my parents had to have the tree cut down. The tree in question used to face the window above the kitchen sink so, the next day, as my mom was washing dishes in the kitchen sink she sees this squirrel go plummeting off the roof since he failed to notice the tree he usually lept into was gone.

    My mom said he hit the ground, sat up, looked around in confusion for a moment then scurried off.

    Long story short: Squirrels bodies are designed to withstand impact. You don’t spend most of your life running around in tall trees without being able to withstand the equally long falls.

    There’s no way that squirrel could have got up enough momentum to really hurt himself by bouncing off the window.

    And I really have to wonder how many people worried about the squirrel’s safety have really spent a tremendous amount of time around the destructive little guys. They’ve been responsible for ruining two of my mom’s bird feeders AND chewing though my Aunt’s gas line on her car once.

  67. SlaveToCat says:

    That lady had better go into hiding before the squirrel and his boys come back for revenge.

  68. “Oh, so that’s what an invisible force field looks like.”
    (Fidgit, Time Bandits)

  69. I am thinking that this was not the first time this squirrel did this, why else would she be videoing it? I am sure the critter knew the glass was there but was still determined to get inside and hit the glass with its paws, like someone else said. I did giggle myself then thought “Ouch”.

  70. Wondra – it is like the other poster said – about the bunnehs – some critters just never learn and for the upset peoples – take heart from the fact that the squirrel hit the glass with pawsies outstretched, and has maybe done it before – and will do again – Squirrels are so persistent and cunning – he / she will learn and will get what ever it wants.

  71. Okay, so the squirrel was probably not hurt and might have done this before since the woman had her camera ready. It does strike me as malicious to feed a squirrel and then leave the nuts in plain sight, thereby baiting the squirrel to crash into the glass door for the sake of her personal humor and a YouTube video. Perhaps it wouldn’t be as unsettling if she didn’t have such a creepy cackle of a laugh.

  72. This!

  73. Where are you seeing nuts being left in plain sight? If you’re referring to the text above the video, I was under the impression that it was one of NTMTOM’s funny captions, not what was *actually* happening. =)

  74. I wish some of these unhappy people could have seen the Squirrel going nose to nose / beak with a Magpie – and winning – squirrel got away with a couple magpie feathers in his tiny paw.- I film all sorts of things like this – stills mostly not moving but I am puzzled about some who seem to BE HERE to criticize

  75. It wouldn’t be nuffing to say that adding this to “Cute or Sad?” might be appropriate, would it?

    I was the shadow of the squirrel beat
    Against the window near the deck-chair seat.
    I was the smudge of ashen fluff, and I
    lived on, hopped on, on the deck of gray ply

  76. Poem of purest win.

  77. Hee, I was in a House of Mirrors maze at a theme park today and thought of this post! Bonk! LOL Bonk! LOL. Bonk! Good times.

  78. I actually watched a cheeky chipmuck sneak thru my screen door, look at me and then scampered off, so fortunately I didn’t have to deal with a loose chipmuck in my basement. Would have driven my poor dog nuts.

  79. Elizabeth says:

    I learnt from the comments that pressing 3 you get a psychotic laugh and pressing 4 puts the little guy hitting the glass repeatedly. Those who think this isn’t funny should take their tirade to youtube. Lol.


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