Posts tagged squirrels

White Squirrels in Edinburgh

White Squirrels in Edinburgh
A family of rare white squirrels has been spotted in Edinburgh.  There have been several recent reports of at least four white ‘grey’ squirrels living in the Barnton area of Edinburgh, Scotland. White morphs, which are not the same as albinos with red eyes, result from a gene mutation that codes for pigmentation. They are rare in the UK. [...]

Drunk Squirrel

Drunk Squirrel
Grey squirrels have been up to their tricks again! This time in Evesham, birthplace of Alistair McGowan, an English impressionist and ambassador to WWF-UK.  Alistair campaigns on a number of environmental issues and is a patron of the charity Trees for Cities. It was a case of the ‘O doubling eye’ at the Honeybourne Railway [...]

Car Nuts

Car Nuts
A hoard of nuts collected by a squirrel has been discovered under a Honda Civic’s bonnet.  The mechanic who found the hoard in the car’s air filter was astounded, saying, “they were crammed in really tight. I’ve not seen anything like it in 18 years of service.” Its thought the animal took the nuts from a b [...]

Squirrel at Sea

Squirrel at Sea
A daring squirrel found himself all at sea after taking a stroll on Ramsgate beach, England. It darted across the sand, before paddling in shallows then taking to the sea. He was watched by numerous oyster-catchers and followed by several curious seagulls. It was a very bizarre thing for the creature to do, but at least he proved to be a goo [...]

Squirrel Whisperer

Squirrel Whisperer
Pool repair man, Rick Gruber, has been dubbed the ‘Squirrel Whisperer’ by his friends after he used CPR to bring a drowned squirrel back to life. The animal lover stayed with the squirrel for over an hour, performing CPR using a pipe.

Waterlooville Squirrels

Waterlooville Squirrels
A pair of adorable albino squirrels have been seen playing up a tree in a park in Waterlooville, Hampshire. The squirrels have been named Pinky and Perky by the family that spotted them because of their red eyes. They are believed to be the only pair of albino siblings in Britain.  Only one in 100,000 squirrels are born albino [...]

Squirrel at US Open

Squirrel at US Open
A squirrel has interrupted Sabine Lisicki on Court 13 at the US Open.  The animal explores the court before settling before, then creeping behind, the match clock. It seems to draw attention to the match time – as the clock changes to 52.  In the Haymakers Survey Q52 is ‘Do you enjoy a bit of a mystery?’ Perhaps [...]

Crasher the Squirrel

Crasher the Squirrel
Crasher the Squirrel has become an internet sensation after he popped up in a photo taken by Melissa Brandt and her husband at a National Park in Canada. The curious fellow has gone global with his image imposed on many famous pictures. Here’s the original…. Here’s some follow ups…   According to the&n [...]

Secret Squirrel

Secret Squirrel
A squirrel has gnawed through cables at the former home of MP Lord Patrick Mayhew, sparking a blaze at the cottage in Goudhurst near Cranbrook, Kent.  Interestingly, Lord Mayhew was once Attorney General for England and Wales . The role of the Attorney General is to advise and represent the Crown and government depart [...]

Swift’s Squirrel

Swift’s Squirrel
Mr Swift, park ranger at Central Park, Peterborough, has been adopted by a baby grey squirrel.  The animal has been named Oakley Junior. It formed a bond with Mr Swift after being abandoned.  Mr Swift said, “I put out my hand and he jumped on. He looked adoringly at me then clamoured all over me.” Love me do Oakley [...]

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