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Prince Charles Has Befriended a Bunch of Squirrels and They're Living with Him

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posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 04:58 PM
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Winter is on the doorstep and squirrels are in a hurry to gather grub for their larders. I must admit, I'm a sucker for squirrels- sure, you might say they are JUST RATS WITH FLUFFY TAILS, but I'm OK with that. I love their cheerful chattering, scampering, and acrobatic abilities. You might scoff knowing I cringe when I see them splattered on the road, not quick enough to make it through traffic. I wish we could build tunnels or bridges for the squirrels and other (urban) wildlife to provide safe passage across roads.

Another chap, this one quite famous, also admires squirrels to the extent of letting them in his house! Is he daft, or just a rodentaholic like myself?

Do you like squirrels?

Please, no comments about consuming/hunting them. This thread is for those who prefer to enjoy wildlife by watching/listening, not killing/eating.

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Much like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and every other Disney character ever, Prince Charles has taken to befriending tiny and adorable forest creatures. According to a new feature in Country Life, the Prince has become obsessed with the red squirrels that scamper around his property in Scotland that he has not only named several of them, but has gone so far as to let them frolic around his house. Basically, this is his ultimate fantasy:



"He is completely infatuated by the red squirrels that live around the [Birkhall] estate in Scotland," Prince William tells the magazine. "To the extent that he’s given them names and is allowing them into the house!" Totally normal! It's all fine! And in the event that you're looking for Charles' explanation, here ya go: "They come into the house at Birkhall and we get them chasing each other round and round inside. If I sit there quietly, they will do so around me. Sometimes, when I leave my jackets on a chair with nuts in the pockets, I see them with their tails sticking out, as they hunt for nuts—they are incredibly special creatures."


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posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: seattlerat

Synchronicity is strong today. I will spare you the details but wow.



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:03 PM
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"Two Squirrel" is my Cherokee name.
Tali Salal.
I have spent time making friends with squirrels to the point that some of them will climb my back and sit on my shoulder for nuts.
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posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
"Two Squirrel" is my Cherokee name.


Because of your fondness of the nuts?



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:08 PM
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Bushy-tailed yard rats are evil.




posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: skunkape23
"Two Squirrel" is my Cherokee name.


Because of your fondness of the nuts?
I am rather fond of...oh, wait. Strike that. Reverse it.



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: skunkape23
"Two Squirrel" is my Cherokee name.


Because of your fondness of the nuts?


BWAHAHAHA I was going to make a similar joke but you beat me damnit.....

Kudos



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:11 PM
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Squirrels are actually evil malevolent little creatures who have been behind every major event in human history.
True story and here’s a 2 minute youtube clip from Rick and Morty proving it



The monarchy has been compromised and are now most likely working for the squirrels
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posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:12 PM
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My doctor told me their is nothing wrong with befriending squirrels.



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:24 PM
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SQUIRREL!




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posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: seattlerat

Well at least it's an evolution from talking to plant's.



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: seattlerat

I saw the thread title and I thought this was going to be about the royal family.



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: Sabrechucker
My doctor told me their is nothing wrong with befriending squirrels.





I hope he also warned you of their destructive qualities.




A Nightmare from Across the Pond

A UK homeowner was awakened one morning to find that a grey squirrel had destroyed her home overnight. The confused and agitated animal fell down her chimney. It then proceeded to soil everything in its path and claw and bite its way through her carpet, curtains, furniture and even her window frames. The 64-year-old magistrate was left with a ~$10,000 repair bill.

Homeowners aren’t the only ones who battle squirrel damage. Every year, electric companies across America spend millions of dollars to repair damaged power lines caused by squirrels chewing them to see if they’re edible. This obnoxious behavior leaves families without power, and it can also set off dangerous sparks that cause fires and serious burn injuries. The animals may suffer painful electrocution themselves because of this habit, but so far, they don’t seem to have realized that biting through live power lines isn’t a wise dinner plan.



www.abchomeandcommercial.com...



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:40 PM
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Those little bastards can be very territorial. But they are easy to handle if you know how.
Lots of people think they are stupid but in reality they can be very smart. Hang the skin of one and they stop coming by. Simple as that. Plus they taste pretty good IMO.



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: VictorVonDoom
a reply to: seattlerat

I saw the thread title and I thought this was going to be about the royal family.


It is. The squirrels are just waiting for the biggest nut to stop moving.



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: eletheia

I don't currently have any. Thank you for the knowledge though



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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PC "may" be daft.



The Black ones are exponentially more adorable and just as clever.

animalsake.com...
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posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 08:42 PM
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I like Grey Squirrels best. We have raised and released several.
They love to chew too much to keep around the house outside of a cage.

They have so much energy that its not good to have them in a cage. I'd love to have a huge walk in cage but it'd be best just to be able to feed them in the yard and let them live their lives which tend to be kind of short.

They are natures planters and I really don't think they deserved to be listed as a rodents.

What other rodent does a single thing worth mentioning?
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posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 09:34 PM
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originally posted by: Trucker1
I like Grey Squirrels best. We have raised and released several.
They love to chew too much to keep around the house outside of a cage.

They have so much energy that its not good to have them in a cage. I'd love to have a huge walk in cage but it'd be best just to be able to feed them in the yard and let them live their lives which tend to be kind of short.

They are natures planters and I really don't think they deserved to be listed as a rodents.

What other rodent does a single thing worth mentioning?


Grease up and pump in the morning?? Cool...

I lost the .gif with the flat beers and his straw.. but Dustin was a
dedicated beer nut salt checker until his ticker blew.



posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 10:06 PM
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We've got one that might be a little brain damaged after falling about 40 feet from the top of a tall tree in the yard. I mean, it was a hell of a thud when it hit the ground, and the poor thing was just a-twitching away there. We thought it was a gonner, and left it alone. Only to see that same squirrel a few hours later slowly making it's way back to the tree it fell out of.

3 years later, and Skippy, as we've come to call her (we think it's a female) is still around, but definitely ain't right in the head anymore. It's like watching a perpetual puppy-kitten hybrid out there. She'll play with sticks/twigs by herself, tossing them up in the air and pouncing & rolling around and generally looking like a spaz. She'll play with walnuts much the same, rolling them around, pouncing them, etc. She tries to play with any random animal in the yard, be it ducks, other squirrels, rabbits, birds, whatever's out there, she'll try to play with them. Gets blown off every time, sometimes chased off, but it doesn't seem to phase her, she'll go find a stick and play with that instead.




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