Monday, November 19, 2012

surprise! rodents.

I think squirrels are cute.
I like how they pounce around in the grass and nibble on whatever it is they eat.
I like the chattering noises that they make.

just look at that little guy! so cuuuuute!
But I recently had an epiphany, and it wasn't a good one.

Squirrels are just rats with bushy tails.

Imposters!



Now, I don't hate rats. In fact, I did my senior lab with white lab rats who I trained to complete obstacle courses through operant conditioning. And they were cute and smart and funny.
But they lived in cages and the only time they roamed free was when they were in the 2'X3' training pods.

Squirrels ROAM free EVERYWHERE.
AND they're bigger than the 8 oz rats I worked with.

Sick.

Yet, despite my horror at this realization, I can't help but think they're cute. Especially this little one that lives by the convent near work...he only has half a tail and we call him Stumpy. And he's adorable.

what's the point?
I don't know.
just observations... :)

happy day to you!
...watch out for all of those rodents...

3 comments:

  1. I seem to remember you and Tommy protecting our peach tree from those cute little varmints! :)

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  2. Sometimes when I see obese squirrels lumbering around campus, I think they look like bears. Can you imagine bear-sized squirrels? Just a thought. :)

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    1. that is HORRIFYING. stop. just stop.

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