Skrat’s Lesser Known Cousin

Leftover from the Ice Age! It’s the seldom seen, rarely heard of, abominable snow skwerl in its natural habitat storing up ice for the summer.

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Via Pixdaus.

Guy Buys a Bag of Mulch. Gets a Free Squirrelio.

It all started when, well, no one really knows how it started. But this guy found a bebeh squirrelio that somehow got inside a bag of mulch.

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We also don’t know who is luckier, the squirrelio or the guy.

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All we know is a very caring guy got the best Cracker Jack prize ever! And its name is Zip!

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Except, unlike a Cracker Jack prize, Zip keeps getting better and better.

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And, like they say, when we help even the littlest of those in need,

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it brings good car-ma.

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Zip would now like to raise a toast to his hoomin.

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(Zip makes little “ahem” sound) …”Here’s to the man who gave a tiny, lost squirrel a lot of love,

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“Dude, you’re the best, go out and get yourself a brand new glove.”

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“This is a great story. Really needed to pass it along. Love CO so much!” -Terry from MN.

Oh Yes Juan, These Will Do

Got an email with a McLinkersons on it (aka a Uniform Resource Locater) that led to some terrif photos. So whatta we do? POST’ EM, natch. From Cuteporter Juan C.

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Le Individual Photo Creditos~
1) Sonja P.
2) Oliver B.
3) Owen H.
4) William A.

We’re Thankful!

For all this foodski OM NOM NOM.

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From Kimberly B. @ Coast & Canyon Wildlife Rehabilitation.

I Wuz Made For Loffin’ U Bay-Bee

“Outside my office window in Hamburg, Germany I’m frequently visited by a little red squirrel. I was very surprised when the little guy stopped by & started making faces at me. I snapped a few pictures before Gene Simmons (named for obvious reasons) went about his business and left.” –Hendrik B.

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What’s the Nut Harvest Like This Year?

Let’s check in with our favorite nutologist, Cheeky McStufferkins in Acornucopia, USA, shall we?

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“We saw this squirrel when we were walking my dog through the woods. For five minutes she just stared at my dog then after a few photos I said thank you and she ran off like she knew her photo was being taken and I was done!! One smart squirrel right there!!” -Kate S. (How could you tell she’s a sh-… oh nvrmnd. I would not have noticed that. Great photo by the way!)

When You Climb A Pole, And Drop Your Snack…

You look like this.

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Story from Mail Online, photo by Caters.

Hi, I’m Rob The Palm Sqwerl

[Hi, I’m Rob. A movie guy filming in Sri Lanka this summer rescued me!]

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[Got my own FB, natch.]

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[More deets here– I think his name is Paul. I don’t know for sure tho, since I can’t read.]

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[Dude couldn’t take me back to the UK so he set me up in a hotel.]

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[Pretty sweet deal, right?]

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[I’ve had to turn down a lot of media requests. But not Christiane Amanpour. I like her.]

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[I think I need an agent.]

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[But then I gotta pay like 20%, so maybe not.]

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Nite Nite!

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All photos from the Paul Williams site except the last one, which was spotted at Mail Online.

There’s A Man Who Lives A Life Of Danger…

Cuteporter Holly S. sent us these terrific photos!

“Hi, here are some photos I took of the squirrels gettin’ my pumpkin!”

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There’s also a pretty good tocks-shot in there, as well as one of my cats Mr. Pants and Oscar J. Computer hoping to murder this squirrel, and the squirrel who is completely unfazed.”

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Post title inspired by Secret Agent Man.

Caught In The Act

Animuhls (like kids) can do the darndest things. Sometimes, if you’re a great photographer (like these folks as seen on My Modern Met) you can get a terrific shot by just being in the right place at the right time. Talent and a great camera helps, of course!

These were a part of The Mammal Society’s Photographer of the Year competition earlier this year. (The 2014 competition is now open.) Individual photo creditos in the hovers.

First Place Winner: Jumping Rat

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Second Place Winner: Licking Fox

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3rd Place Winner: Wood Mouse with Blackberry

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Gray Seals Laughing

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Leaping Squirrel

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