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Red squirrels under increased risk from ‘squirrelpox’

Red squirrels native to the U.K. are being devastated by an insidious pox virus. A new study has found the situation may be worse than previously thought, as the disease appears to have multiple modes of potential transmission.

Video: Squirrel tries to hide nut in dog

A video has gone viral that shows a squirrel digging down in the fur of a dog that is lying down on the floor and then placing its nut inside the fur before covering it up with the fur again.

No beer? Prepare to face the wrath of the ceramic squirrel!

North Charleston - A South Carolina woman allegedly beat and stabbed her husband with a ceramic squirrel after he failed to return home with a pack of beer on Christmas Day.

Clients went nuts over French bank's social media gaffe

French bank Caisse d'Epargne in Auvergne-Limousin wanted to make a "bit of a buzz" in the social media in France on Friday. However, the bank ended up embarrassed after clients and followers complained.

Squirrel infected with bubonic plague found near Los Angeles

Los Angeles - US officials have closed three campsites after a ground squirrel, infected with the plague, was discovered in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles.

State tests delayed after squirrel knocks out power to schools

Tampa - Students in three Florida schools got a brief reprieve from taking scheduled state tests after a squirrel knocked out power. In addition, hundreds of other customers in the vicinity lost electricity for a period of time.

Photo Essay: Winter wildlife of Long Hunter State Park Special

Nashville - Winter may be upon us, but just as we have to venture out into the cold crisp morning air, wildlife have to adjust to the changing weather as well.

Squirrel flambé attempt leaves dozens homeless

A resident's attempt to make squirrel flambé left dozens of people displaced when the blowtorch the aspiring chef was using set his apartment building on fire.

Couple finds purple squirrel in Pennsylvania

Jersey Shore - A Pennsylvania couple made an unusual discovery this week when the duo found a purple squirrel in their backyard. The squirrel had gotten into a trap the couple uses to keep rodents out of their bird feeders.

Video: Squirrel sets off fire alarm at Florida school

Ellenton - When a fire alarm was pulled at Blackburn Elementary School last year Manatee County officials thought a student may have been responsible, until they reviewed CCTV footage which proved the culprit was not a student but was an inquisitive squirrel.

Prince Charles speaks up for the red squirrel

The tiny animal may not catch the attention of the public the way some others do but there are people, including Prince Charles, who realise that without assistance the red squirrel may soon disappear from the UK.

Russians Warned About the Effects of Alcohol by Drunken Squirrel

In its fight against spreading alcohol problems the Russian Health Ministry has created a new video to increase public awareness.

Squirrel meat on sale in Budgens supermarkets

Budgens, a popular UK supermarket, will start selling squirrel meat nationwide. One London store has already started stocking it and animal rights groups have called it "wildlife massacre."

UK court to couple: Euthanize pet squirrel or face charges

Colchester - Euthanize your pet squirrel, turn him free at a wildlife sanctuary or face jail time, a UK couple were recently told by the courts and the Royal Society for the Protection of the Cruelty to Animals.

Conan O'Brien's squirrel talk on Twitter

Former talk show host Conan O' Brien is now on Twitter. This first tweet has him interviewing a squirrel, or pretending to do so.

Cheeky Canadian squirrel steals hearts around the world

A couple vacationing in the spectacular mountains in Alberta, Canada got more than they bargained for when they snapped a picture of themselves beside a beautiful mountain lake.

Chocoholic squirrel steals treats from shop

A bandit has been stealing chocolate Kinder Surprise" chocolate-shelled eggs from a Finnish grocery shop twice a day. Witnesses describe a bushy tail and an overwhelming cutness.

The Blind Squirrel Problem

Seth Godin says acorns are hard to find for blind squirrels, marketers and job finders.

Twirl a Squirrel - A Squirrel Deterrent for Bird Feeders

Twirl a Squrrel - a squirrel deterrent for bird feeders.

Los Angeles Squirrels to Start Birth Control

Squirrels in Santa Monica, California (near LA) are reproducing like rabbits, and apparently the problem at Palisades Park is so big that officials are doing some family planning.

Squirrel HUNTING with Renetto Family, Funny

The father goes hunting a squirrel with the family. Funny

Snack Attack -- Chips Prompt Squirrel To Attack 4-year-old

Squirrel wants chips, squirrel steals bag out of woman's purse, squirrel starts eating chips, 4-year-old spots squirrel eating chips, 4-year-old tries to get chips off squirrel, all hell breaks loose!

Skittering squirrel forces plane to land

An American Airlines flight made an unscheduled landing in Honolulu after pilots heard something skittering about in the wire-laden space over the cockpit. The airline blamed the emergency landing of the Tokyo-Dallas flight with 202 passengers on a stowaw
 

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This squirrel chattered as we strolled in the garden, clinging high on the wall, almost out of zoom range.
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Sierra Jane is recovering in a Denver Hospital after contracting Bubonic Plague from a dead squirrel.
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I imagined this squirrel was asking, "Where did I hide the next nut?" as fresh snow covered many caches.
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Cat reality show: Squirrel feeding!
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This tortoiseshell cat spends hours gazing out a picture window on winter life.
This tortoiseshell cat spends hours gazing out a picture window on winter life.
After a nearly snow-free winter 2011-2012 snow covers Dane County in southeastern Wisconsin one mid-...
After a nearly snow-free winter 2011-2012 snow covers Dane County in southeastern Wisconsin one mid-January day.
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I pretended this squirrel was advising, "Eat plenty of nuts and seeds even when you must dig in snow."
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A squirrel in a tree
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After chowing down on a bowl of sunflower seeds, then being chased off by crows, this squirrel waited in a nearby shrub for another chance.
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A squirrel takes a rest after jumping from tree to tree
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This squirrel rested only a moment amid a light snowstorm in mid-January 2012 in Madison  Wisconsin.
This squirrel rested only a moment amid a light snowstorm in mid-January 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin.