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(Daily Record (UK))   The new Aberdeen bypass will include a 375 foot long bridge for squirrels   (dailyrecord.co.uk) divider line 41
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2008-05-26 10:02:54 AM

from here

The bridge, to cross the dual carriageway at the Cleanhill junction, near Maryculter, would be similar to a pedestrian footbridge but planted with shrubs to ensure a natural look.
yeah, i'm sure it's really going to be natural looking. sounds like a great place for grey squirrels to set up ambushes though
 
2008-05-26 11:01:20 AM
I'll gladly donate the blind squirrel I have in my back yard.
 
Rat
2008-05-26 11:03:22 AM
If it was a dwindling gopher population, would they have built a tunnel under the road instead?

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TSD [TotalFark]
2008-05-26 11:04:59 AM
To the Squirrel thread.


i41.photobucket.com
 
2008-05-26 11:05:15 AM
That's nuts.
 
2008-05-26 11:06:22 AM
This is madness! I keep telling people, what's the point of deer crossing signs? How do the deer know to cross there???

Same problem here. What, is there a squirrel brothel at the other side or something? I can see squirrels crossing the road for some squirrel punnani...



/squirrel porn?
 
2008-05-26 11:06:29 AM
And yet, I bet they'd STILL be smeared all over the road.
 
2008-05-26 11:07:11 AM
img.fark.net

/obligatory
 
2008-05-26 11:09:18 AM
Aberdeen Bypass?

Sounds like something you get after a Scotch Egg

farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2008-05-26 11:10:55 AM
rocinante721: Aberdeen Bypass?

Sounds like something you get after a Scotch Egg


damn. now i'm hungry
 
2008-05-26 11:12:29 AM
In the Alps they've have success with 'land bridges' for deer that are constructed along new roads. They're covered with grass and plants and whatnot, and the deer use them. There should be enough going on upstairs with squirrels that they'll use it.
 
2008-05-26 11:13:24 AM
Can't they just string some power lines across?
 
2008-05-26 11:14:00 AM
I was at 7-11 the other day and saw the strangest little black squirrel. This little guy was sitting on top of one of the trash cans by the door when I pulled up. I figured that he would scurry away when I walked by, but he just sat there watching me the whole time. He was still there when I came out and watched me walk back to my car. I sat in my car for a few minutes, organizing things before driving away so this little stalker climbs up the side of the building and perches on the ATM sign to get a better view. I'm sure he just wanted a handout, but for a moment there, I thought I was a goner.
 
2008-05-26 11:17:58 AM
Ecobuckeye: Can't they just string some power lines across?

heh. no kidding
 
2008-05-26 11:19:26 AM
I was in Costa Rica in 2004 for a study abroad and in some places the people tied "rope bridges" high in the trees for the sloths and monkeys to cross the roads by.

It seemed to have at least reduced their road deaths, though I'm sure the occasional slow-moving and dim-witted sloth never figured out what the ropes in the tree were good for.
 
2008-05-26 11:33:32 AM
A few roads in Australia have this, especially highly-traffic'd roads in rural areas. Basically they run a fence along the road for a mile on each side, and the only break in the fence is across the bridge.. eventually animals learn the design
 
2008-05-26 11:48:42 AM
MIguy

strangest little black squirrel.

I'm sure he just wanted a handout,


Racist.
 
2008-05-26 11:49:06 AM
GeekTheMighty: How do the deer know to cross there???

I think my wife asked me this once. I think she had placenta brain at the time though.
 
2008-05-26 11:50:39 AM
Couldn't they just use a catapult instead?
 
2008-05-26 11:50:45 AM
MIguy: I was at 7-11 the other day and saw the strangest little black squirrel. This little guy was sitting on top of one of the trash cans by the door when I pulled up. I figured that he would scurry away when I walked by, but he just sat there watching me the whole time. He was still there when I came out and watched me walk back to my car. I sat in my car for a few minutes, organizing things before driving away so this little stalker climbs up the side of the building and perches on the ATM sign to get a better view. I'm sure he just wanted a handout, but for a moment there, I thought I was a goner.


Yep, sounds like a demon squirrel to me.
 
2008-05-26 11:51:09 AM
I hope the thing is reinforced for oversized nuts. A collapse would be rather unfortunate for an old cliche.
 
2008-05-26 11:59:35 AM
Oh, this is a great idea. Now only the ones smart enough to use the bridge will survive and breed!

We don't need a stronger squirrel, they are plotting against us and this just steps their genetic program up a notch!

When guns are outlawed, only chitterdemons will have guns!

/or something
//I got nothin'
///still love the slashies
 
2008-05-26 12:01:58 PM
rocinante721: Aberdeen Bypass?

Sounds like something you get after a Scotch Egg


ROWR.

I hope the British shop which makes those (and pasties and pies) fresh daily is open today.
 
2008-05-26 12:23:25 PM
Meh. We've already got one of those here in Jersey.

The I-78 Bunny Bridge:
img392.imageshack.us

Mind you, ours was built to shut down the local rich farks who didn't want the road to be built at all & filed suits citing their "concern" for the local wildlife.

And, of course, in true NJ style, ours cost $2 million...

/The bunnies like it, tho...
 
2008-05-26 12:26:34 PM
m0llusk: Couldn't they just use a catapult instead?

Here you go
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2008-05-26 12:26:35 PM
Rat: If it was a dwindling gopher population, would they have built a tunnel under the road instead?

Tunnels for animals from salamanders up to bears are common on new highway projects in America. One in Concord, Mass. has a webcam.
 
2008-05-26 12:35:17 PM
Driver: m0llusk: Couldn't they just use a catapult instead?

Here you go


so, soooo wrong. thanks. heh
 
2008-05-26 12:35:29 PM
Cool. Good for the tasty, tasty squirrels!
 
2008-05-26 12:56:58 PM
Just let them run on the power/tele lines like our squirrels.
 
2008-05-26 12:58:52 PM
Megain: rocinante721: Aberdeen Bypass?

Sounds like something you get after a Scotch Egg

damn. now i'm hungry


what is that greyish inner layer? is that meat?
 
2008-05-26 01:08:59 PM
Bagelox-99: Megain: rocinante721: Aberdeen Bypass?
Sounds like something you get after a Scotch Egg
damn. now i'm hungry
what is that greyish inner layer? is that meat?


Sausage.

Scotch Egg ~ hardboiled egg wrapped in sausage (or bacon), batter breaded & deep fried.
 
2008-05-26 03:07:11 PM
The Aberdeen bypass, or the Western Peripheral Route, is a sore point in the N.E. of Scotland.

It should have been built 30 years ago to accomodate the heavy goods vehicles & large volume of traffic related to the oil indistry (insert obligatory buses full of prostitutes here). Now it's just used as an election point for councillors who (A) don't live anywhere near it & so won't get their homes bulldozed and (B) use it to get re-elected, hence the issue is still ongoing after three Farking decades.


It's all very Vogon constructor fleety.
 
2008-05-26 03:09:16 PM
Industry, even...
 
2008-05-26 03:24:34 PM
Western peripheral route FTW

It'll never happen

Aberdeen is the gay

Award for most corrupt Scottish Council ?
 
2008-05-26 03:44:01 PM
rocinante721: Bagelox-99: Megain: rocinante721: Aberdeen Bypass?
Sounds like something you get after a Scotch Egg
damn. now i'm hungry
what is that greyish inner layer? is that meat?

Sausage.

Scotch Egg ~ hardboiled egg wrapped in sausage (or bacon), batter breaded & deep fried.


Yummers. Why doesn't McDonalds sell these?

/'scuse me, MACDonalds
 
2008-05-26 08:10:48 PM
In case Americans don't know, people in the UK are obsessed about the red squirrel, as though their poop smells better than the grey ones.

/want to drive some greys up to Aberdeen to sort these farkers out.
 
2008-05-26 08:18:40 PM
Wait, there's a thread above about a reverse Hadrian's Wall to keep squirrels out. :-O
 
2008-05-26 10:17:04 PM
Squirrels - nature's little speed bumps
 
2008-05-27 09:46:21 AM
Gregosaurus: Mind you, ours was built to shut down the local rich farks who didn't want the road to be built at all & filed suits citing their "concern" for the local wildlife.

And, of course, in true NJ style, ours cost $2 million...


I'm an engineer for a heavy construction company. We're out of Lebanon, New Jersey, and do a lot of work for the NJDOT.

2 million is NOT a bad price for that.

(for the size of the structure, not for the worthwhileness of the use of it)
 
2008-05-27 10:53:10 AM
How refreshing, a story from Scotland that doesn't have some yank posting a Braveheart pic or a kilt joke, could this denote progress?

Saoirse Alba.
 
2008-05-27 12:12:42 PM
sigersonic: How refreshing, a story from Scotland that doesn't have some yank posting a Braveheart pic or a kilt joke, could this denote progress?

Saoirse Alba.


Naah, we just didn't know that's where Aberdeen was. Sometimes we're foiled by our own stupidity.

/Sometimes.
 
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