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JCC Inauguration? MLK? Phhhht. It's National Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Discussion in 'Community' started by VadersLaMent, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Apr 3, 2002
    Ta da!

    It's that time of year again. No, January 21 is not just the start of excessively premature Valentine's Day ads, it's also Squirrel Appreciation Day. What a nutty holiday.
    Squirrels have had a busy year. They've faced off with a Lamborghini, set off a fire alarm and invaded an ER.
    Perhaps best known as the animal that likes acorns and gets run over by cars a lot, it's about time we take a step back to appreciate the finer side of squirrels.
    National Geographic reports that there are over 300 squirrel species throughout the world, with sizes ranging from just five inches long (nose to tail) to three feet long. They're wily creatures -- according to NWF, squirrels hide their food through a complex process where they pretend to bury the item multiple times before actually choosing a hiding spot.
    They've faced many challenges over the past year, surviving hurricanes, dealing with pepper-spraying officers, and being confronted with potential acorn shortages.
    According to the National Wildlife Federation, Squirrel Appreciation Day was created by Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator from North Carolina.

    skiouros--> sciurus --> escurel-->Squirrel.

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    Alpine marmot. 3 feet long. (Is that an Alpine marmot in your pants ar are you happy to see me? You can use that).

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  2. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    Squirrles are evil, don't like em', don't trust em', supports owls.

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  3. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sep 13, 2007
    I appreciate squirrels... except for the times when they've made it 90% of the way across the street and then decide that it would make more sense to try to run all the way back to where they started.
     
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  4. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Jul 7, 2000
    I am all on board for Squirrel Appreciation Day!

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    I keep hoping that Joss Whedon will either have SquirrelGirl in Avengers 2 or at least have Thanos make some comment about her. :p
     
  5. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Apr 3, 2002
    :_| Once, a squirrel darted across the road, I hit it though I tried to swerve. I saw it flipa nd flop in its death throws in my review mirror.

    Knock the car in the next lane off the road if you have to.
     
  6. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Feb 26, 2007
    I will not hail the Squirrel-and-Chief.

    Wrong thread
     
  7. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Feb 15, 2004
    Colors (lol, no) to whoever guesses how my dad will celebrate this occasion!
     
  8. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Feb 26, 2007
    Think of the Squirrel Flyers 49ers?