March 24, 2006

"Unless something radical and imaginative is done Squirrel Nutkin and his friends are going to be toast."

Said Lord Inglewood.


Marghlar said...

Talk about prohibitive effort -- how many squirrels would have to be hunted down, killed and cleaned to make up a single cafeteria lunch? Also, squirrel meat seems likely to be too stringy to be appetizing. It'd do in a pinch, but I'd much rather eat rabbit.

Mmmmm, bunnies.

Pancho said...

Readers are welcome to grey squirrel hunting rights in my backyard in Midland Texas. Not a native species they have only been introduced here 10 years ago and already they have taken over the town.

Have to go.....think I hear one in my attic.

Jennifer said...

They carry squirrel pox, sooooooooo let's feed them to children?

thefewandtheplenty said...

eat the grey squirrels? then what?

reminds me of something we;ve seen before:

Skinner: Well, I was wrong. The lizards are a godsend.
Lisa: But isn't that a bit short-sighted? What happens when we're
overrun by lizards?
Skinner: No problem. We simply release wave after wave of Chinese
needle snakes. They'll wipe out the lizards.
Lisa: But aren't the snakes even worse?
Skinner: Yes, but we're prepared for that. We've lined up a fabulous
type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat.
Lisa: But then we're stuck with gorillas!
Skinner: No, that's the beautiful part. When wintertime rolls around,
the gorillas simply freeze to death.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Perhaps we could have a Simsonsesque "Whacking Day."

CB said...

I am utterly baffled by how England has been able to survive and thrive as a country for as long as it has, being run by royalty and a peerage that are complete morons.

Moan said...

This is the sort of story that if it had appeared in the New Yorker, it would have been categorized as "There Will Always Be An England."

Gaius Arbo said...

Squirrel Nutkin is a fictonal character in an old book.....

Squirrels are merely rats with fluffy tails. Very destructive little beast, whatever color they are. If you've ever seen what they can do to an attic, you'd hate them.....

John Henry said...

> Mmmmm, bunnies.

Pets or meat?

That's the question.

Pets or meat.

John Henry

AST said...

Those American Grey squirrels are just like our GI in WWII. Oversexed, overcompeting and over here.

Alan Kellogg said...

That's funny, last I heard Squirrel Nutkin had finally gotten a proper diagnosis and was finally on the right medication for his condition.

Unless, you're talking about the other Squirrel Nutkin.

BTW, you may find archived pages from the Nutkinland bulletin board on one of the archive sites.