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Squirrel Army Faces Nutty Dilemma - Opinion


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Raffi
- 3607 days ago - media.www.thespartandaily.com
Squirrels run our campus. Yes, San Jose State has a fuzzy micro-mafia. These tiny, urban warriors have no fear. They will swipe your Asiago bagel, paw at your potato chips or even suck the non-fat Mocha right out of your cup. In class, my eyes



   

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Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 3:35 pm
Squirrel army faces nutty dilemma
Abell, Jill
Issue date: 8/27/09 Section: Opinion

Squirrels run our campus.

Yes, San Jose State has a fuzzy micro-mafia.

These tiny, urban warriors have no fear. They will swipe your Asiago bagel, paw at your potato chips or even suck the non-fat Mocha right out of your cup.

In class, my eyes and attention often slide to these junk food predators scurrying about in the "great outdoors" of campus - or the foreign vegetation that border our walkways and climb our buildings.

I am particularly attracted to the squirrels that scamper and play amongst this scenery. I wonder, has anyone noticed the deformities of these "woodland" creatures?

Some are spotted and ghastly thin. Some are so plump they defy physics with each leap and bound. Some have rat-like tails, suggesting interspecies copulation. And one particular squirrel, which I would like to highlight, is albino.

I'm sure some have heard tales of the snowy coat and laser beam eyes of the albino squirrel on campus. Maybe some have been lucky enough to spot it racing into the shadows.

Where did this alien squirrel come from? At first glance, it may appear that this creature has slapped nature in the face.

Among the squirrel population our tiny albino friend is our local pariah. He or she is the proverbial cheese-who-stands-alone. Better yet, let's dub this creature a hero of all who deny conformity.

The albino squirrel must endure forced individuality, while other "normal" squirrels ban together in mini-gangs in their quest for scraps.

They tend to close in on local cafes and swarm areas with food-scrap potential. They intimidate patrons by circling and scampering about, all the while never taking their beady eyes off the prize.

The squirrel is actually quite cunning in its courage to approach people who are ten times larger, at least.

No grassy knoll or bench is safe from the constant trolling of squirrel gangs. In other words, they are notorious for busting the crap out of your personal bubble.

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Joycey B (750)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 4:12 pm
I love squirrels. LoL. Thanks for this great story Raffi.
 

Tierney G (381)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 4:40 pm
This is so funny and so believable. Little fiends
Thanks Raffi
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 5:05 pm
Thanks Raffi!
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 6:02 pm
How very cute squirrels can be.
 

Kari D (192)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 6:15 pm
LOL!!!
 

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 8:24 pm
It's become a regular thing for me to find a good, warm and loving story about squirrels in honor of my many squirrel companions in my life-not pets but just guys who were around keeping me company-and my ten-my beloved ten who I have lost this last year for one reason or another who greeted me every morning and lit up my day!

For Snaps, Squeaks, Brando, Star, Jimmy, Ali, Senor Delgado, Delon, Leon, Snip, Loops and Peanuts-you are missed and loved-I still keep your bag of peanuts by the door-whenever you or some friends decide to come back;-)

Thanks for your comments everyone!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 3:30 am
Rafael you are a true gentalman of nature I applaud your compassion and your humanity long may you reign.
 
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