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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #885 on: December 29, 2008, 03:59:22 PM »
That's no squirrel. It's a space station.
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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #886 on: December 29, 2008, 06:20:51 PM »

"Parasitic wasps laying eggs in other insects is a better love story than Twilight." - :bitzero:
"Anyhow, it was the best sentient food movie since Killer Tomatoes Eat France." - :flipper:
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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #887 on: December 29, 2008, 07:59:02 PM »
No kidding on the scary smart.  I love to look out the window at work and watch the murder.  Fascinating stuff.
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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #888 on: December 29, 2008, 10:06:19 PM »
I dislike corvids.  Any corvids.
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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #889 on: December 29, 2008, 10:45:42 PM »
*notes wife's username is "magpy"*
I'm generalizing from one example here, but everyone generalizes from one example. At least, I do.

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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #890 on: December 29, 2008, 10:57:16 PM »
*readies marshmallow gun*
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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #891 on: December 30, 2008, 02:40:14 AM »
the skwerl probably had the rabies.

i'm immune so i ain't scared to watch it. one time i was feeding a squirrel some french fries. it was climbing up my leg and just sort of sitting there. then it starting freaking out and spinning around in a circle. then it died. weirdest thing i ever saw, squirrel-wise.

That almost makes me want a whole in my ear.
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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #892 on: December 30, 2008, 10:49:00 AM »
No, corvids are cool.  But many of you people clearly do not read my semiannual rant about squirrels and how weird and different the various species are.  Not that I blame you.

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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #893 on: December 30, 2008, 11:17:50 AM »
Squirrels here are odd.  In Missouri they're brown, but I can walk six blocks west, cross the state line into Kansas, and they're suddenly gray.

Squirrel segregation.

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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #894 on: December 30, 2008, 12:08:34 PM »
Just like the human population of Kansas City.
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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #895 on: December 30, 2008, 12:24:14 PM »
I know!  I thought it was weird that Baton Rouge was less segregated than here.

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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #896 on: December 30, 2008, 02:23:17 PM »
No, corvids are cool.  But many of you people clearly do not read my semiannual rant about squirrels and how weird and different the various species are.  Not that I blame you.

Are you due for a rant yet? I don't recall reading anything by you about squirrels.

Yes, they are a strange group of critters. We have the Eastern gray squirrel here primarily, an introduced species, which has driven out the mellower Western gray squirrel in the lowlands. The Easterns, which I suspect the carnivorous one in the video to be, are definitely very aggressive.

Up in the foothills you can usually hear, but rarely see the black squirrels. If you throw chipmunks into the equation, they can be bold despite their size. There is also a squirrel variety in the mountains whose name escapes me, that hung out at our favorite campground. When I has working at Wild Birds Unlimited, I'd buy a big bag of hazelnuts to take with us. We'd layout a couple dozen of them and watch to see how many a squirrel could shove into his piehole, and more often there was always one who could get all 24 into his cheek pouches.
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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #897 on: December 30, 2008, 02:51:03 PM »
one time i was feeding a squirrel some french fries. it was climbing up my leg and just sort of sitting there. then it starting freaking out and spinning around in a circle. then it died. weirdest thing i ever saw, squirrel-wise.

I don't know how I missed that, but that's the funniest thing I've read today.
 
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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #898 on: December 30, 2008, 03:07:38 PM »
I just remembered we had a squirrel that lived near our house in North Seattle a few years back that would run around in circles and then collapse on the lawn like it was dead.

You'd go out and prod it with a stick and it seemed dead, but then after a certain point it would suddenly jump up and run away. Scared the shit out of me the first time it happened.

A wildlife biologist told me this kind of behavior can happen in squirrels due to calcium deficiency, poor diet (like french fries? ;) ) or head trauma. :shrug:
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Re: a thread for sharing online video
« Reply #899 on: December 30, 2008, 03:31:51 PM »
Actually, the Search function isn't helping me out finding an old squirrel rant.  How . . . odd.

Squirrels are just weird, in that category of Common But Weirder Than You Realize.  Part of what's weird about them is how popular nature guides often leave out lots of stuff that more scholarly references include, like how some of them dig underground burrows, the whole carnivore thing (Fox squirrels, especially -- they even eat each other sometimes), and their strange range of lifespans.  Some gray squirrel species live like 20 years, but red squirrels typically live around 3 years.

Also, like half the time when someone sees a chipmunk, it's actually a spotted ground squirrel.  Chipmunks are frickin' cute but will eat eggs and baby birds, too, and they dig surprisingly large burrows (although nothing like the bizarro badger burrows).  Chipmunks are major mushroom spore dispersers.  And another weird thing about chipmunks is that there's like one species native to Asia, one native to Eastern North America, and . . . two dozen native to Western North America.  Way to hog the chipmunks, California.