I've probably seen this poster at least a dozen times in person. and not until now did I realize that that thing was a squirrel. To me this posters always looked like a beer filled pilsner glass with foam dripping down the side - I'm such an idiot.
jesus, reading all these squirrel stories is a shock to me. like finding out that the pillsbury doughboy is a psychopath. here in florida, squirrels are all cute and "tee hee." they will come only so close and then scurry away.
but when i lived in NYC, and would have lunch in Union Square park, the squirrels had a "New York attitude", they would come real close and stare me down, like sayin "You got sumpin fer me?" it took a while for them to get the hint. but still no wolverines like ya'll are describing.
urine of any kind is bad, but yeah even I can say "at least it's not rat" Rat's are taking over our alley at present. I think the city needs to start baiting their traps again. I saw a couple of them walk off with this guy's hubcaps.
The tail make ALL the difference.
I was relieved to learn that the creatures running around in the space between my downstairs ceiling and the upstairs floor were ONLY squirrels and not the rats that we thought they were. It was even OK when when squirrels peed their way through the ceiling into our dining room, because they weren't rats.
don't mess with squirrels man, they have powers, and powerful allies. Squirrels have learned to climb into any squirrel proof bird feeder at my parent's house, they've also taken up residence among the sparrows in their purple martin house. For some reason the sparrows continue to live there and don't mind the squirrels presence.
My house is apparently in the middle of an underground squirrel superhighway. Nine, ten at a time come leaping down from my neighbor's garage, down the trees along my driveway, jump to my roof, jump off the other side to my other neighbor's trees, continue on... Same route every time. Almost a regular schedule. Perhaps this is the terrorist network I've heard so much about.
for undergrad i went to arcadia university formerly known as "beaver college"
anyway a real castle is where the main offices were.. and on the top level a few dorms... my girlfriend had one... and the squirrels were fucking nuts.. we used to call them cluster... from some stupid commercial.. worse was hearing a squirrel running around during the middle of the night... fucking scary... more than one occasion i was seen running out of the room naked into the hallway..
having said that.. i went to beaver college..
in reading all of these stories, i am reminded of my own formative, traumatic squirrel stories. while in college, i lived for two years in the stereotypical undergrad male-occupied house, which was always dancing on the edge of collapse. we would sit in the livig room in front of the tv and listen to the squirrrels run back and forth across the ceiling of that room, and down through the walls. watching us was like watching a tennis match.
one time, we were actually watching tv, when a squirrel ran through the room, from the kitchen, out the front hall, and dove through the hole in the screen door while one of our roommates was arriving home. he came in and said,"hey, did you guys see a squirrel just run through here?"
we all said we had, and left it at that.
and pigeons are rats with wings.
tooth-i too was once at war wi a family of squirrels, now i accept them. it warms my heart so when i hear them scurrying down the bathroom wall when i go in to take a shower in the morning. it's like they're saying 'good morning, jamie'
Squirrels are the "Daytime Rats." When Rattus rattus punches out on the timeclock, squirrel and co. is on the job raiding bird-feeders, barking mindlessly from high branches and putting on free high-wire acts. I admire both species for their durability. And I admire this fine poster, thanks Mr. Ryan.
I'm currently at war with a gang of hooligan squirrels who are trying to take over the rafters of my house, I feel like such an old man...shaking my fist and swinging a rake... (the lettering on this is very nice)
we had a squirrel in our old neighborhood, it was missing like tufts of hair from various parts of it's body, and it had half a tail. The little bugger was mean too, when you would come to close to it it would come right at you and follow you down the road if you started walking away from it. I used to scare my girlfriend when we would go by it by getting it's attention whenever I could. She's scared of Chicago squirrels. They are pretty much just rats with bushy tails. I Can't beleive I've eaten one.
Squirrels are VILE. Disease carrying scavengers. Theres no difference between them and rats...One has a thin sinewy tail...and the other has a big bushy one. And that makes all the difference?
I never fell for that. Theyre glorified rats.