November 16, 2007

"Oh my God, it's Whitey!"

A hawk ruthlessly murders the beloved albino squirrel known to Ohio State Students as Whitey. Here's the Facebook page: "In Memory of the 'Whitey' the Albino Squirrel":
Whitey will be remembered for his bizarre looks, his noble character, and his ability to always make a student smile. Ladies and Gentlemen, honor a hometown hero and your friend, Whitey.
Does the hawk deserve a name? Does the hawk deserve a facebook page? Should a hawk starve? Ladies and Gentlemen, honor the hawk!

In other squirrel news, BBC.com sees fit to write a whole article on the fact that a red squirrel went swimming.
"This squirrel was swimming strongly and had its tail coiled on its back so it didn't look bedraggled or as if it was struggling.

"I've never seen anything like it before."
Of course, it was a red squirrel. The British are mad about the red squirrels and hate the invader greys.

17 comments:

JohnAnnArbor said...

Well. A key distraction going into tomorrow's game?

Yeah, probably not.

Methadras said...

Animal predation against other prey animals cannot be constituted as murder. I realize I'm saying this with all sincerity against your usage while you firmly implant your tongue to the inside of your cheek.

rhhardin said...

A red-tail was standing in my backyard around noon today, with a bird held under his right foot.

Something grey, still breathing, and not happy. The same color as a mourning dove but not big enough.

He stood there for about a minute and then took off into the treetops.

When they devour their meal atop the local power pole I can identify the prey from the scattered feathers, but this one went too far away.

jeff said...

Yeah, well. They drink a lot in Columbus. I am surprised the squirrel survived the couch and dumpster fires on campus after last weeks outing against Illinois.

Trooper York said...
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jeff said...

OH MY GOD! THEY KILLED WHITEY! THOSE BASTARDS!


And how do you name a squirrel whitey these days. Was it only because he was a squirrel of pallor? Squirrelist.

tc said...

However necessary, its nothing more than feminist bullshit.

jeff said...

"However necessary, its nothing more than feminist bullshit."

Yes. Many people say that about white squirrels. (slowly backing towards exit)

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Daryl said...

They only liked him because he was WHITE.

Windbag said...

I hate tree rats.

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halojones-fan said...

Apparently, there is a sizeable community of people who breed pigeons. This community is known for hunting down and killing hawks, eagle, and other raptors, because they kill the pigeons.

This community typically breeds for "roller" pigeons, which suffer eplieptic seizures in flight and "roll" down towards the ground.

Yes, that's right. These dumb meatheads breed birds that can't fly, and kill endangered species so that their stupid birds that can't fly don't get eaten.

Ernst Blofeld said...

Why is there no tag for squirrels on Althouse?

Trooper York said...
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Ann Althouse said...

Actually, there is a squirrel tag. I'd forgotten. I've long had a tag "animals" and tried keeping all animals in that category. But like "food" and "eggs," I think squirrel is the one animal I should give a separate tag to.

Ernst Blofeld said...

Squirrel relocation device:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfNGSph4eyI