Squirrels are taking over the world! Don't believe me? Read my About Page, browse my squirrel photos/pics and follow this blog as well as my Squirrels Are Evil And Taking Over The World Facebook page. To see past entries, browse the Beware The Squirrel Archives.
And yes, of course I'm working on a book about Evil Squirrels. :-)
Check out the Archive McPhee Squirrel Coffee Cup that my friend Cathy brought me Edmonton.
I checked out the Archie McPhee website out of curiosity. Whoa, some scary stuff there! Like these Squirrel Underpants:
Thanks to Heather Borean, who gave me this mug ages ago. Still makes me smile every time I use it. :-)
Above: an iPad drawing from my 9-year-old friend Amanda.
Love the line at the bottom: "You can never get away Debbie".
Scientists in Russia have grown plants from fruit stored away in permafrost by squirrels over 30,000 years ago, according to the BBC.
My friend Dave Weingart sent the link with the comment, "Maybe not all squirrels are evil."
My answer: HA! I'm sure those squirrels from ancient times were storing away those seeds as part of their plot to take over the world. Do the scientists REALLY know the longterm ramifications of nurturing those miniature potential time bombs into maturity?
This only goes to show you how deviously patient these squirrels can be.
Thanks to T.J. Burnside-Clapp for the link. If you have trouble seeing the video above, you could try watching it on YouTube.
I am so terrible at needlework so am not sure if this is called needlepoint or cross-stitch, but it's by my friend June King:
Gorgeous piece, even if it IS of a squirrel! :-)
From June, who says that this guy is stealing her walnuts:
"I love stitching things with a squirrel theme. I actually like the little beggars. And the Red Squirrel is becoming somewhat rare in its home territory (England). I picked this piece because I also like the watercolor work of Marjolein Bastin, the original artist. She specializes in painting animals and nature settings."
Cuuute glove squirrel/chipmunk! Thanks to Alice Ching-Chew for the image.
My only fear: This depiction of squirrels gives people the mistaken impression that squirrels are cute and loveable while downplaying their Evil Horde World Domination aspect.
I did some hunting around, and it looks as if the image is from Happy Gloves: Charming Softy Friends Made From Colorful Gloves (HP Trade, 2008) by Miyako Kanamori. The info about how to make the animal softie was provided on this Etsy post courtesy the Penguin Group.