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Mar

Why Germans are stumped by the word ‘squirrel’The word’s syllable structure is what thwarts native German speakers’ ability to address the furry creatures.

Why Germans are stumped by the word ‘squirrel’
The word’s syllable structure is what thwarts native German speakers’ ability to address the furry creatures.

20

Jan

Squirrel rescued by artist now paints for charityAfter being attacked by a cat, Winkelhimer Smith the squirrel took up abstract painting — and now she’s just nuts about it.

Squirrel rescued by artist now paints for charity
After being attacked by a cat, Winkelhimer Smith the squirrel took up abstract painting — and now she’s just nuts about it.

It’s Monday, so let’s start out with something wonderful — like this video of a squirrel and cat enjoying a rooftop romp. The squirrel was raised by the woman who owns the orange tabby. The squirrel grew up to be friends with the cat and, though it was returned to the wild, the playful creature still stops by to check in with its old buddy.

It’s Monday, so let’s start out with something wonderful — like this video of a squirrel and cat enjoying a rooftop romp. The squirrel was raised by the woman who owns the orange tabby. The squirrel grew up to be friends with the cat and, though it was returned to the wild, the playful creature still stops by to check in with its old buddy.

24

Oct

Squirrelus interruptus: 5 things shut down by squirrelsWhat does it take to bring a nuclear weapons site to its knees? Read on…

Squirrelus interruptus: 5 things shut down by squirrels
What does it take to bring a nuclear weapons site to its knees? Read on…

18

Sep

20

Apr

The squirrel that wears many hats
Meet Sneezy, a campus squirrel that lets Penn State student Mary Krupa dress her up a variety of tiny hats.

The squirrel that wears many hats

Meet Sneezy, a campus squirrel that lets Penn State student Mary Krupa dress her up a variety of tiny hats.

03

Feb

When freshman Mary Krupa began feeding the squirrels on Penn State’s campus, she never envisioned she’d one day be making miniature hats for one of them.
 
But the more she fed them, the friendlier the critters became. One squirrel in particular was comfortable enough to eat straight from Krupa’s hand.
 
She named the squirrel Sneezy and eventually began stroking the animal’s head. Then she got an idea…
When freshman Mary Krupa began feeding the squirrels on Penn State’s campus, she never envisioned she’d one day be making miniature hats for one of them.
 
But the more she fed them, the friendlier the critters became. One squirrel in particular was comfortable enough to eat straight from Krupa’s hand.
 
She named the squirrel Sneezy and eventually began stroking the animal’s head. Then she got an idea…

21

Jan


 The squirrel that wears many hats 



Meet Sneezy, a campus squirrel that lets Penn State student Mary Krupa dress her up a variety of tiny hats.
Meet Sneezy, a campus squirrel that lets Penn State student Mary Krupa dress her up a variety of tiny hats.

10

Mar

A squirrel clutching a tangerine in its mouth runs along a garden fence on Feb. 21 in Woodland Hills, Calif.The best animal photos of February

A squirrel clutching a tangerine in its mouth runs along a garden fence on Feb. 21 in Woodland Hills, Calif.
The best animal photos of February

10

Feb

Purple squirrel captured in PennsylvaniaExperts aren’t sure what caused the critter’s unique coloring, but they do have several theories. Some say the hue could be a result of chemicals from hydraulic fracturing.

Purple squirrel captured in Pennsylvania
Experts aren’t sure what caused the critter’s unique coloring, but they do have several theories. Some say the hue could be a result of chemicals from hydraulic fracturing.