Turns out flying squirrels can fly while holding giant pine cones

Moonlight Gliders is a beautifully shot and reported piece on mating season for Montana's flying squirrels. Among the amazing facts shared by Alexander V. Badyaev: they can glide while carrying rather large pine cones in their mouths. Read the rest

Colorado unfairly targeting wildlife refuge at swingers' sex club, says squirrel-loving swinger proprietor

Kendall Seifert loves squirrels and swingers, and operates gathering places for both types of creatures at Squirrel Creek Lodge.

Seifert is 53, and operated a wildlife rescue center *and* a swingers club at the same site, until state authorities raided his Littleton, CO business in a fairly transparent attempt to throw a wet blanket on the sex stuff by way of targeting the squirrel stuff.

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Incredibly aggressive squirrel tries to attack man through a window

This could be the beginning of a great "found footage" style zombie movie. Read the rest

Squirrel-cam footage

Watch this video to get exactly what the headline promises: a squirrel's-eye view of what it's like to squirrel around the treetops. It was reportedly shot in Westmount Park, Montreal with a GoPro Session (low quality, but light enough to be grabbed by/attached to a squirrel.) Read the rest

An animal filled a microwave antenna with over 300 pounds of acorns

Who stuffed this microwave antenna to the bursting point with 300 pounds (about 35-50 gallons) of acorns?

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Squirrel has a towel

Consider yourself warned, primates. [via Arbroath]

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Springer Spaniel sees squirrel, sings crazy song

This dog is singing what his owner likes to refer to as The Squirrel Song.

Squirrel blamed by Canadian drivers who followed too closely

A squirrel, crossing the road in Nanaimo, British Columbia, was blamed after a driver braked hard to avoid it and was rear-ended by other vehicles. Three trucks ended up in the multi-vehicle snarlup, according to the RCMP, with one damaged so badly it had to be towed. Read the rest

I didn't carve my pumpkin, so a squirrel carved it for me

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What is the deal with this purple squirrel?

The hard-hitting investigative journalism team at Accuweather is trying to figure out why this squirrel is purple. Currently, there is "No Explanation for Pennsylvania's Purple Squirrel." What do you think? Suggestions in the comments, please. (via @ProducerMatthew) Read the rest