A 72-year-old man says he was able to survive living in the wilderness while lost for 19 days by eating lizards, squirrels and frogs. Gene Penaflor recovered in a hospital in San Francisco, California.
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.
Zookeepers searching for 30 squirrels that escaped from a Japanese zoo under cover of a typhoon have been extremely successful in tracking down the animals. To their surprise they have recovered 38 squirrels, eight more than they were looking for.
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.
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.
If they are not launching themselves at you in drug-fuelled desperation, their bloodshot eyes are looking for that next fix. Sometimes they gaze upon a rock of crack hidden in front gardens, and scamper to feed their addiction.
If a rattlesnake encounters a Californian ground squirrel, what will be the outcome? The rattlesnake backs off because of a secret weapon used by the squirrel, which until now has remained invisible to the naked eye.