It’s National Sqwerl Appreciation Day!

Well, it’s not ’til a week from today. But these couldn’t wait!

“My name is Eric. I know you get a million submissions, but you may remember the Squirrel videos I sent a few months back – one of which was Zatoichi eating his first Cheerio!”

“As I’m sure you know, January 21st is National Squirrel Appreciation Day, so I wanted to make sure C.O. made all the squirrels proud with their recognition on the 21st.” [*Note: Or on the 14th. -Ed.]

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GAAAAA! Little Fur Creatures In Japan (II)

Back in September, we took a jaunt over to Machida Squirrel Garden in Japan. So naturally, we’re headed back.


Jessica K. writes, “Hi! Long time reader, first time sub-mee-shoner. Did you know Japan has zoos just for squirrels?” [*Note: Yup. Ed.]

“Of course it does, it’s Japan! I recently wrote a piece about one in my neighborhood for RocketNews 24, your favorite source for Big J squee-worthy attractions.” [*Note: She writes..FOR…RN24. Sigh. -Ed.]

“It would be super exciting to see it on your page too!”

“All the photos are mine, so feel free to use them! Hope you enjoy!”




Two Wild -N- Crazy Guys

These little Sqwerlio Brothers have NO problem snatching peanuts from the hoomins. Gotta do what ya gotta do.

Another Quality Smedley Find.

Don’t Hate Me ‘Cuz I’m Bootyful

Easy. Breezy. Beautiful. Cover Squirrel. From as seen on the Ellen show– another Quality Smedley Find.

Jill The Sqwerlio (Part II)

‘Member Jill from last Friday? We saved the Best Beans for today!




THIS JUST IN: S.C. Sqwerlios Need Your Help!

With the flooding in South Carolina there are hundreds of baby orphaned and sick squirrels and other wildlife. The South Carolina rehabbers are overwhelmed and need help. North Carolina rehabbers are organizing to assist but it’s a huge undertaking and they need donations to help purchase urgent supplies – especially baby squirrel formula. Wildlife rehabbers depend entirely on the kindness and generosity of the public as they do not receive any federal, state or local funding. To help, visit here and click on the “I Want To Help” tab, or send them urgent supplies on their Amazon Wish List.

[*Note: These are photos from a rehabber Betsy who is helping organize this effort and is close to that area but these are not the actual storm squirrels. -Ed.]

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(Thanks to Kim Barker for the text/photos.)

Jill The Sqwerlio (Part I)

As the title suggests, there’s going to be a Part II, and we’re gonna save that for next Toesday. If you think these are Prosh- you ain’t see nuthin’ yet.

Louisiana-based Jill was rescued after she fell from her tree during a hurricane!

Here’s her Instagram, too.




(Via Bored Panda.)

And…Back To The Big Apple…Again

What IS going on in Noo Yawk? Yesterday it was Pizza Rat…then just an hour and a half ago it was Health Food Store Mouse/Cat…and now it’s Shake Shack Squirrel!

(Gothamist and Mashable.)

Mission: Impossible

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it**, is to scale the pole and capture the bird feed. As always, should any member of your IM force be captured or killed, Cute Overload will disavow all knowledge of your actions. Of course, you can always just hop over to the birdbath. This YouTube video will self-destruct end in one minute, 21 seconds. Good luck Jim.”

“We got this video of a squirrel trying to get up a feeder we sprayed with silicone lubricant. He was leery at first but after two tries, he gave up,” says Toni W. of Colorado Springs, CO.

[**Note: When did they ever NOT accept it? Did Jim ever long for a cozy 9-5 gig, or just wanna yell, “Are you nuts? Not a chance. We’re outta here!” -Ed.]

“Hey Honey? Have You Seen My Car Windows Towel?”

“I left it on the front porch a minute ago to come get some Windex, and now….it’s gone!”

(Boing!! Boing!!)