There’s a dark and mysterious force out there that’s intent on attacking the country’s power lines, and this map shows exactly where the culprits strike. The culprits are, of course... squirrels.
Does what it says on the tin — animals randomly invading the fields of various sporting events. Dogs get pride of place, and seem to think they're participating. But it's not just dogs.
I don't know how we missed this chart on its first go-around (it was created by Eli Dourado in May 2014, using data extrapolated from a 2013 op-ed by Jon Mooallem, who spent the summer of that year keeping track of power outages caused by squirrels), but it is everything, and you deserve to know that it exists.
Doctor Who fan Emma Young made this Cyberman feeder for her backyard. Forget any other plan the baddies have ever had in canon, the Cybersquirrel is by far the scariest. Where would you even hide from a hundreds of upgraded squirrels?
It may look like this adorably chubby squirrel is just innocently scampering about, but that's just what it wants you to think. This tree rat is about to commit a crime.
No, seriously, tell me how they did this. Not to get all squirrel truther on you, but there was clearly something put on the pumpkin to make the squirrel do this, right?
Squirrels are among the most recognizable, easy to find kinds of urban wildlife. And, as it turns out, they're watching us.
It's a goddamn beautiful thing when internet memes and nature collide into one glorious split-screen of a squirrel eating out of a Horse Head feeder. It just doesn't get much better than this, people.
Let this be your cautionary tale against building a pretty waterfront park on a landfill. At Cesar Chavez Park on the Berkeley Marina, squirrels and gophers are burrowing through old trash, turning the ground into toxin-leaching swiss cheese. Poison from the estimated 1.9 million tons of residential, commercial, and…
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In most American cities, it's hard to walk through a park without spotting a gray squirrel. Those bushy-tailed little buggers are everywhere, chomping on nuts and climbing up trees—but not thanks to nature. No sir. They're there because we put them there to entertain us—among other things.
Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter director Timur Bekmambetov is turning his sights on the fluffy menace that is squirrel-kind. And although there's no word on production starting, the movie apparently already has a promo trailer.
There's no point to deliberately feeding squirrels since those suburban rats will raid bird feeders and anyplace else they can snag a meal. But if you absolutely must feed them, at least use this giant squirrel head feeder that will humiliate the bastards while they scrounge for supper.
Most squirrels couldn't be bothered to keep up with the latest fashions, but most squirrels weren't Tommy Tucker, the pet rodent whose outfits were immortalized in LIFE magazine.
Despite their adorably puffy tails, squirrels are a genuine nuisance. So it warms our hearts to see the nerds of the world banding together to battle these furry invaders with what they do best: engineering over-the-top solutions like this water cannon sentry system.
Last Sunday, Percy and Connie Emert of the lamentably named Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania discovered a purple squirrel in their backyard.
Level 3 Communications, a major ISP, has a serious beef with squirrels. It turns out the little rodents have a penchant for chewing through their fiber optic lines. They actually account for 17% of the damages to their 84,000 mile network this year.
You almost feel sorry for it. Off it goes for some seeds, only to wind up on the ground. Crestfallen and alone. This bird feeder will make squirrels, like this one, learn their place while you feed your avian friends.
Mohave ground squirrels and other desert animals are such a problem that the US Air Force wants someone to build an acoustic sensor system to track these elusive creatures.
Don't want vermin stealing from your bird feeder? Then do what this family did, which is to motorize the bottom of it, should something heavier than a bird (e.g. a squirrel) infiltrate. Watch what happens to the unsuspecting critter inside.