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    Could become a kind of winter alternative to lollipops - "chargrilled squirrel on a stick"?

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    How do you protect yourself from falling flaming squirrels... jeesh... is there no end to their furry madness...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPappaBear View Post
    How do you protect yourself from falling flaming squirrels... jeesh... is there no end to their furry madness...
    Apparently not...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/n...re/7410553.stm
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    Love the fishing idea.
    Must try that the nest time a BABY squirrel attacks my (adult) cats (which one did last year! - scared both off, one at a time!)

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    Can't find a decent picture or a video clip on a SFW site but am very much reminded of the BlackAdder the Third episode "Amy and Amiability" and the highway(wo)man the Shadow's irrational hatred of squirrels:

    E: This is turning into a really rotten evening.

    A: Yes, well you better make the most of it, because it's your last.
    And it's a pity, because it's usually against my principles to shoot
    dumb animals.

    E: Except squirrels?

    A: Yes! Ba**ards! I hate them with their long tails and their stupid
    twitchy noses. (shoots two squirrels, "eep", "eep") I shall return at
    midnight to collect the loot, when I'll fill you so full of holes I
    could market you as a new English cheese! (Shadow voice) Ha ha ha ha
    ha!
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    I had squirrel in my sandwiches once at school, it's nice. Believe it or not it tastes like nutty chicken. I won a £10 bet that my history teacher couldn't giuess what was in my packed lunch. Thanks Mr Griffin! I preferred it to rabbit by a long way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennigoodman View Post
    I had squirrel in my sandwiches once at school, it's nice. Believe it or not it tastes like nutty chicken. I won a £10 bet that my history teacher couldn't giuess what was in my packed lunch. Thanks Mr Griffin! I preferred it to rabbit by a long way.
    The real story is in how on earth a squirrel got into the sandwich in the first place...

    I hear that there are now some black squirrels running around the UK. Technically they're a darker pigmented version of the greys although the popular press has already started going on about them being the "grey squirrels grey squirrel" on account of them being more aggressive than reds or greys. Probably a load of nonsense.

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    I hear that there are now some black squirrels running around the UK
    Certainly are....
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/4365002.stm
    .....and in my area there are also ghostly white ones....
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/southerncountie..._gallery.shtml

    ....probably taste the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fencingmaster View Post
    Certainly are....
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/4365002.stm
    .....and in my area there are also ghostly white ones....
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/southerncountie..._gallery.shtml

    ....probably taste the same!
    Needs an extensive experiment...

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    Needs an extensive experiment...
    Here's your man.....

    http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/showbi...8487-20272618/

    Have you ever served squirrel at a dinner party?
    HF-W: It’s regularly on the menu at River Cottage – we served it up for 60 people and they all cleaned their plates. One of my favourite dishes is home-made nettle pasta with squirrel ragu sauce. We serve pigeon and rook quite regularly too.

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    Default Will the menace never end?

    Received this in an email from our comms department today

    "The Communications Team are without computers following a power failure caused by squirrels chewing through electrical cables (yes, we know it sounds like "the dog ate my homework")."

    Apparently they got in the roof space the cunning creatures
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coup Lance View Post
    Received this in an email from our comms department today

    "The Communications Team are without computers following a power failure caused by squirrels chewing through electrical cables (yes, we know it sounds like "the dog ate my homework")."

    Apparently they got in the roof space the cunning creatures

    Maybe that's how the black squirrels occur - they start off white or grey and after chewing a few cables and frying a bit....

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    [QUOTE=Coup Lance;197293 "The Communications Team are without computers following a power failure caused by squirrels chewing through electrical cables (yes, we know it sounds like "the dog ate my homework")."

    Apparently they got in the roof space the cunning creatures


    Squirrels chewed through electric cables at my son's school and burned down the music department!

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    That would be the counter-intelligenceor unit... the school sounds like a special opps job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fencingmaster View Post
    Here's your man.....

    http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/showbi...8487-20272618/

    Have you ever served squirrel at a dinner party?

    HF-W: It’s regularly on the menu at River Cottage – we served it up for 60 people and they all cleaned their plates. One of my favourite dishes is home-made nettle pasta with squirrel ragu sauce. We serve pigeon and rook quite regularly too.
    That's a lot of squirrels
    And a happy time we'll have there - at the ugly bug ball!!

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    Default What they really look like

    Not a pretty sight, but decidedly ratty

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/mai...1/earat111.xml

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    Ugly beast. At least it doesn't need de-furring before cooking I suppose.

    We had a red squirrel in the garden the other day - it was being chased by a cat but got away so I was denied the spectacle of Squirrel Carpaccio...

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    And I always thought 'roos were such nice creatures. Just goes to show you can't trust anyone nowadays...
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