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Monday, March 28, 2011


Do you think squirrels have those crazy fluffy tails just so they don't look like giant rats? I mean, they really aren't ALL that different. And yet somehow squirrels are kinda cool in the backyard while massive rats would not be quite-so-much.


Melinda said...

I like squirrels. The fluffy tail makes me think of them more as tiny cats than a rat. Just a tiny cat I would NEVER want in my house. They are cute, but not THAT cute.

Linda said...

I like to watch squirrels run and climb trees etc. But my hubby just thinks they are annoying and can cause problems.

But they are kinda cute with those bushy tails. I think it is cute how they hold nuts and things to their mouths with their front legs.

Accidentally Me said...

You are totally and completely 100% right!!!

Although, to be fair, squirrels don't like to live in human basements or rummage through our trash nearly as much as rats do, and for that, we thank them.

But still, even if rats just lived in trees and ate acorns, they still would be way grosser than squirrels. 'Cause of the tails:-)

Toriz said...

Personally I quite like rats - as long as they stay out of my food storage areas, because it's my food, not theirs... If they want some they should ask for it, not help themselves and use what they don't eat as a litterbox - but I do agree those tails make them look cuter than rats!

I heard a story once about the squirrel being a magical being who cast a spell to get the sharp eyes of a fox, only the fox turned around at the last minute, and instead of the eyes, the squirrel got the tail, and that's how the squirrel got the cute bushy tail it has.

Toni said...

Squirrels. Sure, I guess I don't mind seeing them around but utimately they're still rodents. I hate rodents. Ick!

(Also I vaugely remember a headline in the past couple weeks about a squirrel attacking someone . . . They quick!)

C. Beth said...

Ha ha ha ha...SO true.

Chunky Mama said...

Great. Now I will always look at squirrels and think "giant rat." Thanks for a perpetual case of the heebie jeebies. :)

-Hynz- said...

My thoughts exactly..