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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."
originally posted by: Sabrechucker
My doctor told me their is nothing wrong with befriending squirrels.
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.
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?