Author Topic: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime  (Read 3846 times)

blackpuddinonnabike

Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« on: April 16, 2008, 01:41:40 pm »
I know they're nasty and mean to the good old red squirrel, but they're still cute....










tiermat

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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 01:42:36 pm »
Rats with fluffy tales.....

Whereas Reds are just too cute :)
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blackpuddinonnabike

Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 01:45:09 pm »
Seen a few of those too (though admittedly not in Edinburgh)




tiermat

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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 01:46:58 pm »
See, compare the two sets of pictures....

Red = cute
Grey = vermin

Chances are you won't see any reds in Embra, they are far too timid, and too rare.
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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 01:48:25 pm »
Lock and load :D
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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 02:10:07 pm »
Though on IoW you gotta be careful ...

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tiermat

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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 02:11:06 pm »
Maybe they are low flying squirrels on IoW?
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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 04:15:30 pm »
In my yoof you could get five bob or something for a grey squirrel tail, as a reward from The Man for exterminating vermin. Is that still the case?

Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 04:35:08 pm »
In my yoof you could get five bob or something for a grey squirrel tail, as a reward from The Man for exterminating vermin. Is that still the case?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7347828.stm - this dude sells them to a butcher. Squirrel stew?

Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2008, 07:29:13 am »
They had excellent squizzles in Canada, we watched one collecting large mushrooms from the forest floor and taking them to the top of a pine tree for his/her larder.

Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2008, 10:24:41 am »
Our larger cat Josh spent one summer trying to catch the local grey squirrel.  Finally he must have cornered it, because we heard the most awful noise and saw the squirrel pursuing Josh, who ran for his life.  Josh then jumped onto the garden wall to escape, but the squirrel came up the nearest tree and carried on jabbering away at him.

Josh doesn't take any interest in squirrels now.
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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2008, 10:42:51 am »
Once, whilst living in Leeds I heard an almighty noise coming from outside.  I went out on to the balcony and looked over towards the bins, where I saw a squirrel and a crow toe to toe on top of the fence.  Obviously the squiggel was the better of the pugulists, having arms and all, the crow deciding discretion was the better part of valour flew off after having taken a few punches from said verminous boxer :)
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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2008, 02:23:03 pm »
From the Berwickshire News:

"The Forestry Committee introduced a reward of 2.5p per tail in 1932 but the scheme was abandoned in 1957 because of abuse."

I bet those thrifty Scots were breeding the things as a cash crop.

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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2008, 02:42:58 pm »
I snapped this little fella in Shanklin last year.

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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2008, 02:46:35 pm »
Our larger cat Josh spent one summer trying to catch the local grey squirrel.  Finally he must have cornered it, because we heard the most awful noise and saw the squirrel pursuing Josh, who ran for his life.  Josh then jumped onto the garden wall to escape, but the squirrel came up the nearest tree and carried on jabbering away at him.

Josh doesn't take any interest in squirrels now.

Our cats used to regularly catch squirrels, I think they were working together. One hid up a tree, the other drove the squirrel towards the tree and waiting jaws/claws.

Now we are down to one cat, he only catches the occasional squirrel. Don't know how the little sod does it. He also goes swimming in the river to catch moorhens, ffs.
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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2008, 09:32:45 pm »
More cutey redness....








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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2008, 09:44:27 pm »
Red is always better.  ;)

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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2008, 09:54:37 pm »
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2008, 09:55:56 pm »
Beautiful :)

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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2008, 01:10:20 pm »
Beautiful :)


And the squirrel's not bad either....  :P




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Re: Made a new Furry Friend at Lunchtime
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2008, 01:11:53 pm »