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Old Apr 8, 2007, 12:06 AM   #1
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Went to the beach today. To my surprise, squirrels apparently love the beach as well, probably because the tourists feed them.

What do you think?

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Old Apr 8, 2007, 12:57 AM   #2
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Nice! Something you don't see every day
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 1:13 AM   #3
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Nice shot but those things bite if you upset them.

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Old Apr 9, 2007, 9:38 PM   #4
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Love the shot, but I agree - squirrels can bite (though they usually don't, they are usually very careful in how they take food from people, as this picture shows) and they can carry diseases. They can also become pests when fed too much - there's someone in our office building who feeds the squirrels, and they have become quite bold if you try to eat lunch outside. And I really love watching the little critters!
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 9:49 PM   #5
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i'll issue the same warning. my grandfather shot a squirrel once and thought it was dead until he picked it up by the tail and it came back to life and bit thru his index finger and died. they had to cut the jaws apart the get the teeth out of his finger.
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Wonderful capture.

I used to feed the squirrels by hand when I was a kid. They would run up your leg to get the food.

Provided you don't try and touch them they are fine.

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Lucky it was't the rabid/distemper that bit the hand.

Here recently Raccons are dropping like flies of cannine distemper.... though not dogs as most are vaccinated for that regularly.
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