Squirrels strike again!

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  1. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    To follow up this story from February, comes another squirrel story, this time from the Register:
    I must say British squirrels seems a bit odder than the Norwegian ones... ;)
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, they're certainly hungrier. ;)

    We get pretty similar problems with possums down here. :(
     
  3. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    I used to watch the squirrels.....

    they were merry

    :p

    hehe
     
  4. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Judging from this it's more than the possums you have to worry about, or even those dang baby hungry dingos!! :eek: :eek: :p
     
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    We have squirrels climb into transformer boxes here all the time.

    Normally, you see a big blue flash on the horizon, and then half the city goes dark.

    Poor little critters.
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Luckily the fox population keeps the squirrels in check around here, so they're not a problem.

    Although I've had landscapers lop through my cable line twice now. Nothing like being in the middle of something online only to find yourself without service.
     
  7. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    ah! It's like putting it in a body bag. That is amazing.
     
  8. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    I read somewhere the greatest threat to network integrity is morons with back-hoes.
     
  9. emw macrumors G4

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    So true - all of our data centers have dual lines from separate providers coming into the building on different sides. Just in case someone slices through one of the main lines, they won't hit both.
     
  10. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    HOLY CRAP :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    my reaction as well! :eek:
     
  12. emw macrumors G4

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    No ****! :eek:

    I'm trying to understand the scale - is that a kangaroo?!
     
  13. munkle macrumors 68030

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    'tis a kangaroo indeed.

    I've been waiting for an excuse to post that link! :p
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i bet, did that snake survive though? i thought that would be a bit too big for a snake that size......

    thats still mind boggling.....
     
  15. munkle macrumors 68030

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    I'd think the snake would be in more danger from other animals than from indigestion, although I'm not sure! I can't really imagine the snake crawling away after swallowing that behemoth, so basically it just ends up being a fat lump laid out in the open...at least it went out in a blaze of glory! :p
     
  16. Mitthrawnuruodo thread starter Moderator emeritus

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  17. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    If I may, "Jesus Christ!" :eek: (Monty Python, The Holy Grail)

    Wonder what the size of the Kangaroo was? It looks like a youngster. And imagine all those people with boa constrictors in their houses. I hope no little kid is in the wrong place at the wrong time.
     
  18. lem0n macrumors regular

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    i've heard the snake's bones is not located in one place and they can move so they can swallow bigger animals... as far as their skin allow them, of course... poor kangaroo... it'll take a while to disgest it though
     
  19. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    You know, when I first read the title of this thread I was very confused. I had the impression that the squirrels were on strike... :eek: :D
     

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