Reversing the Numbness

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Squirrel Assault Course



Thanks to Josh Williams for e-mailing me this little gem.

14 comments:

josh williams said...

Clever little devils.

Melissavina said...

I want a pet squirrel now.

SleekPelt said...

josh: Indeed.

melissavina: If you build it they will come.

Zee said...

I just typed a long reply, detailing my longstanding love affair with squirrell,the short story I wrote about a squirrell and (former Chicago Bears Cornerback_) Vestee Jackson,and how I'd like to be bitten buy a radioactive squirrell.

Then I signed in wrong and it was erased.

Matthes said...

I think there is no doubt that if they were just a little stronger, squirrels could take over the world.

Amazing, I seriously doubt if I could figure that course out.

Simon Sterwin said...

Only us Brits would spent so much time and energy building an elaborate toy for squirrels!

:)

SleekPelt said...

zee: If your comment would have been on par with your classic Funniest Thing in the World guest post, then I'll start mourning its loss right now.

matthes: Agreed, and I couldn't do it either.

simon: If it were in the USA, why do I get the feeling there would be a hungry cat introduced into the game? Not on my assault course.

Clash said...

I gave up trying to keep them out of our bird feeders. I just put out enough food for them all.

After seeing that I’m glad I gave up when I did. I never stood a chance.

M@ said...

Remarkable!

josh williams said...

The Funniest Thing in the World, was real funny.

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Geez man, restecpa. I wonder if the radio-collared squirrels outside my lab would be capable of such a feat? We should so put up an obstacle course like this one on the lawn between the Plant Science and Animal Science buildings... I shall put it in my next budget proposal.

SleekPelt said...

clash: Do they sell squirrel food in stores?

m@: Agreed, and I think the initial jump onto the windmill thing was the most remarkable of all.

josh: Zee has loved that toon since I've known him in college, and probably way before that. One of the most common ways RtN is found through search engines is from people Googling "cat fud."

teoh: Why do they have radio collars?

Clash said...

Sleek,

They do sell critter food at the local stores here in Atlanta, but those little bandits love sunflower seeds and regular birdseed just fine. Squirrel food is just a fancy way of saying birdseed with cracked corn sprinkled about.

You have heard of birdwatchers, but I'm more of a bird-food-giver. One of my quirky hobbies that I have picked up through the years along with vegetable gardening.

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

All the better to track them with. The Wildlife Management people are bizarre...