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Old 09-07-2013, 02:39 AM   #46
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Really?
See now to me, red squirrels have a Scottich accent. But then that's because they live there mostly. They were driven out by the pesky American grey squirrels. No, really.

That said, I adore squirrels. Seeing one used to be enough to convince me I was going to have a good day.
Although I had to change that method of divination when I moved to Leicester; the whole of Limes Walk was heaving with them, and I walked down it to a job I hated every day.

A really lovely story, Grav.
Thanks.

(Hope the youngun' doesn't get bit. They can carry rabies you know.)
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:15 PM   #47
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Raising babby squirrels is kind of a rite of passage for the kids in my neck o' the woods.

I think it gives a small lesson in responsibility (and early exposure to death, in a lot of cases).
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:49 PM   #48
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:16 PM   #49
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Well, kids raise the squirrel. To raise a babby squirrel to viability requires responsibility, feeding several times a day, making it a warm comfy place for it, just taking care of it in general.

And, quite often the squirrel dies anyway, and the kid learns just a bit about death and the acceptance of same.

Maybe it's more of an opportunity for the parents to explain death, and how it's part of life, to the child.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:42 PM   #50
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In my neck o' the woods, it's babby rabbits. The kids discover a nest with babbies. They're thrilled. I tell them the momma goes out foraging and leaves the babbies 'til sundown. I cross my fingers and hope hope hope she comes back.
She doesn't come back, having been picked off by one of the pair of hawks that nest in the big cottonwood by the creek.

So the kids cry and won't go to sleep and want to raise the babby rabbits ...

We did that more than once. It went the usual way: the runt died and the kids had to cope with the death; the others thrived, and the kids had to feed them multiple times a day and check on them constantly, etc., and finally release them into the woods behind our place.

Squirrels in PA are all black. In Ottawa, long ago, there were red, gray, AND black squirrels. More than I've ever seen, since. I've been disappointed in the mid-Atlantic squirrel census.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #51
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I had me a babby rabbit.

It's still pining for the fjords to this day.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:29 PM   #52
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Owner Richard Alexander said the squirrel meat was free range, low fat and low on air miles.
From the original article of this thread. Can someone explain how 'air miles' refers to squirrels of the non-flying variety?

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Old 09-08-2013, 02:37 PM   #53
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Try this, Rich...

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If you genuinely mean WTF Grav, I'll elucidate.
Being a maritime temperate climate (cool, lots of rain), but having a taste for exotic food partly fuelled by Colonialism, a lot of food is imported into the UK. There is a push to encourage people to simply eat seasonally, and only have overseas food as a treat.

For example don't buy strawberries in February, as they have to be flown in from ?Guatemala? For sure have the occasional avocado, as they are not grown here, but try to wait for your asparagus and buy British when it's in season.

It's especially powerful when it comes to meat; we import a lot of lamb (for example) from New Zealand, as their seasons are the exact opposite of ours. But it comes halfway round the world. Instead, try some meat from your doorstep. Or the roadside

Of course free-range animals will always be more expensive than those caged and/ or cultivated. Hence squirrel not being a cheap choice. Not much on the little critters either. But I'd rather eat a squirrel than have it incinerated. Mmmmm, nutty goodness.
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I'll buy that. I wanted to think "they don't mean airmiles literally", but, I see that they did. I overthunk it.

Kthxbai.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:43 PM   #54
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Squirrels in PA are all black. In Ottawa, long ago, there were red, gray, AND black squirrels. More than I've ever seen, since. I've been disappointed in the mid-Atlantic squirrel census.
Round here (NEPA) we have grays, reds, and flying squirrels. No blacks.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:01 PM   #55
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I've been infusing mah squrls w/coconut via coconut cookies. Squrls ƒucking lurve coconut cookies.

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They will leave cracked corn to get these cookies.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:38 PM   #56
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I wish I could go hunting in your yard! They look plump and tasty
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:45 AM   #57
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:48 PM   #58
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:46 AM   #59
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@Bruce ...

I didn't think anyone could make me lol tonight
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