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Hippy Squirrels [Oct. 7th, 2007|05:43 pm]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmRStwQD_UM

*stare*

You won't BELIEVE what this woman can do with her hips!!!


And from a book I bought for occasional randomposts... "The Straight Dope by Cecil Adams"

" Q: Watching people feeding squirrels in the park, it occurs to me that, since squirrels are unlikely to find many peanuts in their natural woodland habitat, peanuts may not be the best food in the world for them -- not to mention the candy, crackers, and fritos that some people indiscrimiately toss to them. Are we really doing the squirrels a favor by feeding them this junk? Or have they managed to adapt to us? - Morris S. from Baltimore

A: After decades of city dwelling, the urban squirrel has become quite a different creature from his woodland brother. He'll eat anything, and like it. A researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, an institution that conveniently borders on New York's central park conducted an informal survey in 1957, placing the two nuts that squirrels seem to prefer in the wild - haselnuts and acorns - among a row of more citrified fare: peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jacks. Without fail, the subject squirrels wouldselect whichever tidbit happened to be closest to them. A sign that they have not only lost their natural taste but become fairly indolent as well.

Several naturalists have postulated that a peanut diet is genuinely harmful to the squirrels: it seems to result in weakening of eyesight and a definite thinning of the pelt. Luckily the parks continue to offer a passable selection of organic delights fore more health minded squirrels: the tender staminate flowers of oak and pine trees, the buds of young plants, and even now and again, a touch of maple sap. "
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[User Picture]From: esme
2007-10-07 11:04 pm (UTC)
Poor, little psycho squirrels! ;)

I have a very small phobia of squirrels. At NC State, there were buttloads of squirrels everywhere. These squirrels feared no human. They were pretty aggressive in a non-rabid way. It still makes me squirm to even think about them!

Vermin!
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[User Picture]From: esme
2007-10-07 11:35 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to add: That video makes my hips hurt! Ow. Awesome, but oooowwww!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 01:17 am (UTC)
Right? Isn't that just crazy!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 01:16 am (UTC)
Agressive in a non-rabid way? Like if oyu were having a picnic, they'd come and steal half of a penaut butter and jelly sandwhich?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 05:16 pm (UTC)
That rocks.
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[User Picture]From: gonepishing
2007-10-07 11:11 pm (UTC)
I bet that lady is great in bed. =P
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 01:17 am (UTC)
LOL> I was jus tthinking it had to have creeped someone out along the way. "Did I break you!?! Why did your hip do that!? NOO!"
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[User Picture]From: adaveen
2007-10-07 11:47 pm (UTC)
* Feels immense guilt for all those years of peanuts.*



I didn't know, I tell ya! I didn't KNOW!!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 01:18 am (UTC)
lol! Awww!!

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2007-10-08 01:30 am (UTC)
My goodness! She's all loosey-goosey!

We have ground squirrels here, mostly. They are a bit different from tree squirrels and their diet is a bit different. I understand that they also eat small lizards and shed rattlesnake skins. I fed some out back dog food kibble. One raised a litter of 8 and they used to line up on my wall and bark at me while I washed dishes.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 02:07 am (UTC)
She's definitely looseygoosey --- And holy crap about the squirrels! They're hardcore where you are!

And awwww! That's cute. Did you get pics? :)
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2007-10-08 06:22 am (UTC)
Not many and that camera wasn't as good as the one I have now, so they are not great pics.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 05:18 pm (UTC)
Seriously!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 05:11 pm (UTC)
Aww cuties, =)
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[User Picture]From: ebourland
2007-10-08 03:14 am (UTC)
This explains all of those fat squirrels keeling over clutching their chests.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 03:16 am (UTC)
LOL! I always wondered!
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[User Picture]From: ebourland
2007-10-08 03:17 am (UTC)
Also the dancer: double jointed wow dang girl calm down what are you doing after the show.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 03:19 am (UTC)
LOL! Seeeriously. Girl had to have a great bedroom life.
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[User Picture]From: reallyginnyf
2007-10-08 03:46 am (UTC)
"Weakening eyesight," eh? That settles it. I'm leaving out nothing but peanuts for the neighborhood squirrels. Maybe their eyesight will eventually become so poor that they won't be able to see well enough to strip our tomato plants bare. *grumbles*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 03:47 am (UTC)
lol, awww, well they gotta eat too. ;)
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[User Picture]From: peeekaboooh
2007-10-08 04:09 pm (UTC)
That vid scared the s... out of me!!! That can´t be healthy...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 05:19 pm (UTC)
It's crazy, isn't it!? Man.
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[User Picture]From: everette1_
2007-10-08 06:17 pm (UTC)
Peanuts must be about the least disgestive food to give to an animal. I mean, if 'we' would think for a micro-sec about the difficulty of maneuvering peanut butter from the roof of our mouth, not to mention heartburn, imagine what peanuts do to a creature not much bigger than a fist.

p.s. Love the redefining of 'hipster'!

Here's a giggle: I love your mind!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 06:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks! =) I thought it was pretty nifty info.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-10-08 07:21 pm (UTC)
Wow, she's a limber little thing, isn't she?

When I was in college every once in a while the squirrels would terrorize some poor person who was trying to eat their lunch on the quad. The story was always the same. Suddenly they look up and they're surrounded, then the squirrels start darting in to grab stuff. And everyone always said there was one particularly large, agressive squirrel who sort of acted as the ring leader. I don't know if they ever caught it.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-08 07:37 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed.. and a little worried for her. lol

And LOL! That's hysterical! Now I have an image of squirrels doing the Jet/Shark song from West Side Story.
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[User Picture]From: vfd88
2007-10-08 10:02 pm (UTC)
WHOA! My jaw literally dropped when her leg went around 360 degrees.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-11 04:31 am (UTC)
SERIOUSLY! Insane, right?
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