Whether you prefer the sly fox, the wise owl, the clever raccoon, the bushy-tailed squirrel, or the prickly hedgehog, woodland creatures are popping up everywhere: on kids' pajamas, dresses, and tees; on bedding, nursery decor, and kid-friendly artwork; on puzzles, in books, and as stuffed animals. We tracked down 60 kid-friendly, on-trend woodland animal finds from Etsy, The Land of Nod, Blabla, and many more. Keep clicking to find your favorite wild thing!
Our animal obsession continues! (Did you check out our awesome kid-friendly finds celebrating the fox, the owl, the hedgehog, and the raccoon?) This week, we're spotlighting perhaps the most common woodland animal in our lives: the bushy-tailed squirrel. Kids love to watch them run, jump, climb, and scavenge in your backyard, so why not bring them into your home — through cute onesies, pillows, toys, nursery decor, and more, of course? We tracked down 11 adorable squirrel finds from Etsy, Blabla, Jellycat, and more; keep clicking to find your favorite!
Jan. 21 is National Squirrel Appreciation Day, and we're here to help you celebrate with some funny videos starring the bushy-tailed creatures. In addition to learning some amazing facts about these ubiquitous critters, why not celebrate them by taking a look at how they've touched our lives? Over the years, there has been no shortage of squirrelly influence on pop culture. In honor of the holiday, we're reliving all of our favorite squirrel moments, everything from countless car commercials to Carrie Bradshaw's hilarious but apt comparison to their less-cute cousins. Click on and go nuts!
This cheeky squirrel was photographed from one of the living room windows. Since our house is on a hillside, the side window is three stories high (even though you enter the home at ground level). The poor dog whines and twitches and trembles as she watches this little monster eat berry after berry from the trees. I swear if there wasn't a triple-paned glass window between her and him she'd launch herself at him. She is not a fan of squirrels, especially ones that taunt her daily from their feeding perches.
If you have any pics to share — animals big or small, wild or tame — upload them to our community! Your post may be featured on PetSugar.
Squirrels, love 'em or hate 'em, are easily spotted darting around with their big bushy tails. The problem is that they are usually scampering too fast to catch a good shot. Not the case here, so check out two lil rodents playing what looks to be an impromptu game of leapfrog and learn a lil bit about these animals in the process!
What better way to say TGIF than to watch this heartwarming and epic video about a mom squirrel and her baby trying to jump a wall on the UCLA campus.
At first, it looks like no matter how many times the mom squirrel tries to show her baby how it's done, it will never happen because the baby is too little. (Everyone let out a collective, "Awwww!") Well, I'm not here to harsh your mellow, so of course it gets better. Some students find a creative way to lend the baby a hand. I guarantee that even those with the blackest, most cynical hearts will feel a beam of sunshine breaking up the clouds. (And the soundtrack isn't half bad, either.) TGIF!
I didn't realize people ate squirrel, much less wanted its flavor approximation on a potato chip. Shows how much I know! British crisps-maker Walker's just came out with its squirrel-flavored potato chips (Cajun flavored, to be exact, whatever that means). It's actually vegetarian, it just tastes like squirrel. But will it satisfy this lady?
Seven years ago, there were no nonnative squirrels on the UC Davis campus. But because the lusty little beasts have been getting' busy, there are now 400 of them running around sampling student lunches, eating baby birds, and snacking on electrical wires. That's why scientists at UC Davis are test-driving squirrel birth control. Students and faculty are catching the horny little rodents, injecting them with hormones, and releasing them back into the wild where they will "continue to do as squirrels do." Pshaw! I say try abstinence programs first before taking such drastic measures! (Click here if you're not persuaded by my suggestion.)
During breaks of wet weather over the weekend, we took off to our local dog park to get out some of that rainy day energy. And, while cruising the perimeter, North got a whiff of a furry yet familiar little creature: a squirrel!
Although North couldn't climb up the tree after the quick moving mammal, it made me realize how little I know about the squirrel! So after some research, I thought I'd test your knowledge on them as well!Take the Quiz
It's not just pets that need help in the aftermath of recent hurricanes, over 1,000 baby squirrels are undergoing care in what's best described as a "squirrel neonatal unit". The Houston SPCA still receives 20 to 30 lil ones each day, causing these creatures to far outnumber all of the other animals there.
We’re feeding them puppy formula every three hours. . . . We’ve had a pelican and a couple of seagulls, but we’ve been overwhelmed by the squirrels, said Sharon Schmalz, executive director of the society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, who explained that this was the height of squirrel birthing season in Texas.
The orphans – many less than three inches long – are hand fed via these nipple-tipped syringes and will remain in the care of volunteers until they reach 12 weeks old. They will then be re-released into their natural habitats, places like rural areas outside city limits or tree-filled suburbs, with newfound strength to frolic freely and leap from limb to limb.