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2009-11-08 08:39:30 AM  
Pogo to the resc....

i201.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-08 09:34:53 AM  
"People tell me they will shoo the gray squirrels away from their [bird] feeders, but they'll let the white squirrels feed." Others say they brake for white squirrels, but not their brethren. "That's got to be a part of their success."

Heh, squirrelophobics..
 
2009-11-08 09:35:37 AM  
They let the white ones eat and chase the greys off? Thats Racist!
 
2009-11-08 09:35:45 AM  
i283.photobucket.com
/Oblig.
//Hot.
 
2009-11-08 09:36:51 AM  
wickedglee.com Giant mutant squirrel
 
2009-11-08 09:39:40 AM  
FTFA: The reports are trickling in to the White Squirrel Research Institute, in Brevard, N.C.

There's a White Squirrel Research Institute? Seriously? I mean SERIOUSLY?
 
2009-11-08 09:43:28 AM  
White squirrels wouldn't last around here - too visible to predators.
 
2009-11-08 09:43:42 AM  
Mutants? In my Maryland?

It's more likely than you think.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-11-08 09:45:00 AM  
Gramma: White squirrels wouldn't last around here - too visible to predators.

They only thrive where racist humans (thanks for that, ShadowWolf) feed and protect them. Cuteness is a beneficial trait around humans. In the wild, not so much.
 
2009-11-08 09:45:59 AM  
useless article is useless
/without pictures
 
2009-11-08 09:46:17 AM  
There is a legendary (as in me and 2 other people I know have seen it...) white squirrel here in Arlington Massachusetts. It's not an albino... it has black eyes. I've dubbed it "Snowby Quick"

I've also seen a saber-tooth duck, though skeptics would point out that its fangs were just weeds hanging out of its bill. Bah!
 
2009-11-08 09:48:53 AM  
Never seen one of the white ones, got a few of the black ones and a bunch of the gray (or is it grey?) but no white ones. How does different hair pigmentation (or lack thereof) = mutant?

/I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were merry, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-11-08 09:54:08 AM  
lukelightning

There are also albinos (true albino) in a park in Jamaica Plain. I have never seen a white squirrel, nor a black one. I hear there is a colony of black squirrels in Acton.
 
2009-11-08 09:55:57 AM  
tuffsnake: Never seen one of the white ones, got a few of the black ones and a bunch of the gray (or is it grey?) but no white ones. How does different hair pigmentation (or lack thereof) = mutant?

/I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were merry, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler


It's not, really. I think the article just glosses over the white tentacles.
 
2009-11-08 09:56:53 AM  
White Squirrels? (new window)
 
2009-11-08 09:57:41 AM  
Summercat: White Squirrels? (new window)

Link

With less fail, plz?
 
2009-11-08 09:58:31 AM  
Summercat: Summercat: White Squirrels? (new window)

Link

With less fail, plz?


*hangs head in shame*

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2353093/

>.
 
2009-11-08 09:59:35 AM  
"White Squirrel Research Institute"... really? come on...
 
2009-11-08 10:00:01 AM  
White Squirrel Research Institute, in Brevard, N.C.

//I smell an Onion
 
2009-11-08 10:01:38 AM  
I take shots at squirrels with my bb gun at low power.
Some of them are dumb enough to let me ding 'em 2 or 3 times before they run off.

/get off my bird feeder
 
2009-11-08 10:09:56 AM  
just passing through: "White Squirrel Research Institute"... really? come on...

It's like Stormfront, for squirrels.
 
2009-11-08 10:10:56 AM  
I hit that bottled white squirrel water pretty hard last night.
 
2009-11-08 10:11:46 AM  
img.thesun.co.uk


Link (new window)

Send in these squirrels
 
2009-11-08 10:12:29 AM  
Haha, never heard Democrats referred to as mutant squirrels before.

I like it.
 
2009-11-08 10:13:57 AM  
rooftop235: White Squirrel Research Institute, in Brevard, N.C.

//I smell an Onion


http://www.whitesquirrelinstitute.whitesquirrelfestival.com/
 
2009-11-08 10:15:04 AM  
i254.photobucket.com

Look out!
 
2009-11-08 10:16:16 AM  
www.whitesquirrelinstitute.whitesquirrelfestival.com

White squirrels. In Baltimore, no less.

www.whitesquirrelinstitute.whitesquirrelfestival.com

And here's a tan squirrel. Is it Puerto Rican or just mulatto?
 
2009-11-08 10:20:52 AM  
Call me Ismael. Here in is a story of madness. A great captain who searched the parks of the great city in search of a mythic beast. A beast who he once encountered and made of with his nuts.

On a cold October day, great with gloom did we set forth on a mad man's journey. The Captain, myself and a strange man named Queequeg who claims to be the best bb gun shooter in all of the city. The Captain has warned Queequeg not to shoot to kill if and when we encounter the beast. The death of this vile creature must come from the hands of the captain. So great is his madness that he and only he alone can vanquish this create. Queegueg and I wonder if this act of madness will restore his nuts somehow.

We were in South Central Park - a notorius land of hookers, pimps and drug pushers. No one in their right mind would dare venture in to this scarred land. Yet, we encountered another hunter of the beasts. An optimistic soul who conversed with the mad captain. Why, yes. He had encountered the beast of which the captain sought though it was not in this park but another across town. Perhaps if we were to take the B train to the 6th street exit and then catch the 3B (not the 3A though - the 3A goes nowhere near the park) bus we could still catch the beast while it feeds. The mad captain asked the other if he wished to join us but the captain declined. He had seen his best bb gun shooter dragged in to the depths of the woods screaming. That was enough for him. He could hunt the other parks just as well.

And luck was with us or against us. We caught the B train and the 3B awaited us at 6th. In practically no time we were in the park of the accursed beast. The Mad Captain was giddy with expectations of revenge. Queequed and I not so much. For it was the bb gunner who had been dragged in to the dark stand of woods before us not the mad captain. He would probably survive to fight again but us? Nuts so much. Yeah I threw that pun in there.

The Mad Captain bellowed in to the woods a mighty cry. As if the split the trees and expose his foe to him. He told us to be ready. Ready for anything but not to shoot until he gave the order.

The air became quite still. You could hear a robins fart. That's just how still it was. Then, from the depth came a great crashing. The Mad captain yelled "Steady" and we stood by though our feet wanted to run. Run back to the 3B bust. Back to the 6th Street Station and back to a land where the Parks and Recreation guys do their damn job and make a park a presentable, relaxing place. To flee from this hellish place.

The beast appeared in the trees upon a branch well out of range of Quee's bb gun. Or so I thought for Quee had already raised the weapon to his eye and was adjusting for windage. "Not yet!" bellowed the Captain his eyes filled with blood and his hand crushing themselves in their own grip. "Shoot to wound, Mister Queeg. Curse your bones to the recycle bin if you should take this victory from my hands.

Queeg fired and the great beast shifted at the last second. I have never seem such a creature move so fast and I have seem one squirrel fed by five old ladies simultaneously. The great beast shifted but an inch and the bb torn in to a piece of wood where only a half second before stood his forearm. "Reloading! Captain" Quee called out and as quickly as he could, he chambered another bb and began pumping the gun. One, twice, thrice, fourth, fifth and sixtheth he pumped that weapon. His next shot would not miss. It would tear the limb from that beast.

We searched the trees. Where did it go? The Captain looked around. Surely the near miss did not scare this vile creature. He would not flee in to the great woods. The Captain would not be robbed of his vengence. The Mad Captain screamed once more. And suddenly there was a flsh of white from beneath some leaves not two feet from us. How could such a create move thus? The great white squirrel was upon the Mad Captain. Quee could not get a shot. He ad pumped the weapon too many times. The bb would surely break the skin of our leader if he missed the squirrel. The captain bellowed "Get it off of me. Remove this foul creature!" But the squirrel was too fast. Every blow we struck landed on the Captain. The squirrel was somewhere else.

And then the Captain, upon the ground, writhing in pain, yelling threats to the trees, the Earth and the evil creature was dragged in to the woods. His screams were no more. A silence descended and Quee and I fled.

The Captain held our Transit Passes so we had to walk home. But suffice we made it to tell this tale. The mad captain is no more. No one ever seeks out the Great White Squirrel. And that is all and well for us.
 
2009-11-08 10:22:13 AM  
I am a white squirrel. Don't be afraid.

i656.photobucket.com

i656.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-08 10:31:03 AM  
i217.photobucket.com

How the hell am I first??
 
2009-11-08 11:00:03 AM  
Harry, you're a genius!

/A++, would browse again
 
2009-11-08 11:05:58 AM  
ldsr: Haha, never heard Democrats referred to as mutant squirrels before.

I like it.


Politics tab is over there ----->
 
2009-11-08 11:06:02 AM  
This is news? See them all the time around here. Growing up we had a white one and tan one in our back yard for several years.

South of here a little bit is one of the largest concentrations of black squirrels, which are pretty farking cool looking.
 
2009-11-08 11:10:24 AM  
"Where's Eddie? He usually eats these things."
 
2009-11-08 11:16:18 AM  
i26.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-08 11:16:40 AM  
Meh, where I live is one of the few places in the world that you can regularly see these guys:

onlyagame.typepad.com

And even then, only in a few places.
 
2009-11-08 11:28:33 AM  
Squirrels are the devils work.

DRTFA, but assumed it was these guys...
Link (new window)
Used to live across the street from the National Zoo, had more black squirrels than gray.

But white squirrels? In Baltimore? Doesn't seem right somehow
 
2009-11-08 11:30:25 AM  
Marysville, KS=Self-proclaimed "Black Squirrel Capital of the World." It's a finable offense to hit them with your car, kill them, etc.
 
2009-11-08 11:35:21 AM  
Wow I had no idea people made such a stink about white squirrels. We have family of them that live right outside my apartment in Alexandria. One always follows me and my gf when we are walking to our cars. I'm about to leave so I'll grab a picture if it's out there now.
 
2009-11-08 11:45:33 AM  
Cervantes3773: Meh, where I live is one of the few places in the world that you can regularly see these guys:



And even then, only in a few places.


Windsor?
 
2009-11-08 11:45:50 AM  
Mr. Freakstorm, that was funny!!!
 
2009-11-08 11:52:42 AM  
White squirrels in this area are descendent from a group that were kept at the national zoo in DC. They run loose in the park and interbreed with the locals, not a surprise that the phenotype has made it to Baltimore.
 
2009-11-08 11:56:13 AM  
pag1107: White squirrels in this area are descendent from a group that were kept at the national zoo in DC. They run loose in the park and interbreed with the locals, not a surprise that the phenotype has made it to Baltimore.

I don't think anything from DC should be allowed to breed...
 
2009-11-08 11:57:11 AM  
Oh, I've also seen a half gray, half white squirrel. His butt half was all white, his front gray. His belly was white too, so the overall effect was that he looked like a white squirrel wearing a gray hoodie shirt.

I named him Chester.
 
2009-11-08 12:10:26 PM  
What a squirrel mutant might look like:

i149.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-08 12:11:21 PM  
www.mrchuckles.net
 
2009-11-08 12:18:59 PM  
Cervantes3773: Meh, where I live is one of the few places in the world that you can regularly see these guys:



And even then, only in a few places.


Lake Bluff, Il.?
 
2009-11-08 12:20:35 PM  
blazemongr: What a squirrel mutant might look like:

Came here for that one. It took 40-something posts?
 
2009-11-08 12:28:56 PM  
blog.media-freaks.com

Not impressed
 
2009-11-08 12:30:09 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Three-coloured squirrel?

Black squirrels are very common in parts of the world, at least in Malaysia.
 
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