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Friday, January 21, 2011

Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Woo hoo!!! Today is one of my favorite days - it's National Squirrel Appreciation Day!

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).

Squirrels have brought down the NASDAQ stock market twice, once in 1987 and once in 1994.

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!


  1. As a watch a big fat squirrel eat out of my bird feeder, I can't help but to admire their ingenuity. Happy Squirrel Day☺ I do love photo of the squirrel popping up in the photo...kind of reminds me of the gopher in Caddy Shack.

    Erika Berry aka clipcleany

  2. It is so great that this is actually a real day. Squirrels are definitely under-appreciated. Thanks for posting about it and showing the videos. I think my dog enjoyed them too.

  3. that first video brought a tear to my eye! The patience of the Mama squirrel and the wonderful people who helped!

    I have been OBSESSED with squirrels almost as long as I have been obsessed with cats! I loved this and thank you for sharing!!

  4. Funny, I just happened to be going through my Montreal photos last night (from 2 years ago) and had forgotten that I had squirrel photos! So here are a couple for you to enjoy: cute standing squirrel and Squirrel about to dive into yummy trash can . (Thisthird one is only so-so, but he's digging around for grubs so kind of on the cute side.)

  5. Love those photos Ellen, thanks! With me around they are never still long enough for us to get photos, BOL!


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