That squirrel is up to no good. No good! Pretty soon he will be in your house. And he'll be all like, "What, bitches?!"
I saw the nature special where they set that up. Actually, the squirrels figured out how to do all that over a few days of trial and error. But still, they are extremely crafty critters. Part of their brains actually grows to accommodate memories of buried nut locations, then shrinks when they don't need the info anymore. Kick ass.
My squirrel likes coffee.
I remember seeing that documentary--about squirrel ingenuity, about about how the same casual crew of squirrels gradually learned some really clever tricks in one guy's backyard, culminating in that video--when I was a little kid. I'm fairly sure the clip is from the early 90s, at the latest, but it's still awesome every time.
wow. your dad looks young.
Um, our regularly visiting squirrel (in an apartment off Ballard Ave.) leapt through my opened skylight the other day and balanced on my loft railing for a minute or so before leaping back out.
Should I be afraid?
WITNESS OUR POWER, YOU PATHETIC GROUND-WALKERS. WHILE YOU FRITTER AWAY YOUR CIVILIZATION LISTENING TO YOUR PRECIOUS EMO-ROCK ON YOUR STUPID IPODS, WE HARDEN OUR METTLE AND PREPARE FOR REVOLUTION. HOW WILL YOUR FANCY LAPTOP IN YOUR COOL-KID MESSENGER BAG SAVE YOU WHEN WE ARE LEAPING UPON YOU LIKE A FUZZY, NUT-SCENTED WAVE OF RETRIBUTION?
P.S. YOU'RE STILL A DEAD MAN, KILEY.
I miss the squirrels that lived on my land when I owned a house in MI. I saw generations of squirrels over the years. I had nut and fruit trees so that kept them very well fed.
Your dad is Jared Spool? Hip user-experience guru and hilarious conference speaker? I'm in the UX biz and I love Jared, he's great!
Spider squirrel, Spider squirrel,
Does whatever a Spider squirrel does ...
Never underestimate squirrels. We used to live in a shithole punker house and it soon became apparent that you needed to lock up your food. Not to protect it from the anarchists (who would eat your Doritos and replace them with dumpster-dived anonymous dented canned food), but from the squirrels who would come in any open window and rummage through any cupboard left even a little open. It got to the point you'd walk into the kitchen and they wouldn't leave, they'd just glare at you. Maybe they'd saunter out the window again, but I never counted on it.
I saw the original documentary also, and I think the follow-up is that the squirrel taught it's offspring how to do it too. So they're LEARNING....
The one in the tree by my place has nipples and is eating the christ out of those helicopter leaf/seed thingees. They know what they need to do and they get it done. Fascinating.
not dissin' the squirrels or anything but why can't they just climb up that pole with the nuts on the platform in the first place? Is there something at the bottom of it that prevents this?
I'd like to see those bitches weave through this coming weekend's I-5 mess.
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