In honor of the little tail flipping, tree hopping, nut gnawing, dog teasing rodents, here are my favorite sites, videos and photos of Squirrels!!!
Squirrels actually have a heart...here's one defending his fallen friend :(
Squirrels are very innovative and intelligent, and can conquer most any obstacle you throw at them to keep the out of bird feeders (even to the tune of Mission Impossible)! Although some believe they can outwit the little ones and keep them out of the feeders.
They even like to crash photos, BOL! This is a great (fur real) shot captured by Melissa Brandts (via National Georgraphic).
In case you were wondering: Squirrel Appreciation Day was created by wildlife rehabilitator Christy Hargrove of Asheville, North Carolina.
If you can't get enough of them outside, here are gifts for men who have everything: live webcams, so you can always have the little teasers live at a computer screen near you (via the SquirrelHouse live webcam).
If you'd like to check out photos of lots of different type of Squirrels, National Geographic has a great photo gallery.
Here's my absolute favorite video of Squirrels, their relationship with their young and getting a little help from their 'friends.'
And there's my second favorite video of Squirrels - time to get down! BOL!
Squirrels are featured in some fun online games (mostly involving gathering nuts :) Take a break, go play and have a great Squirrel Appreciation Day!