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Animal Instagram Spotlight: Jill The Squirrel

For this week's animal Instagram spotlight, we would like to introduce to you Jill the Squirrel! Did you know that squirrels are members of the family Sciurdae, a family including small and medium size rodents. Neither did we! The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and chipmunks amongst other rodents. We do not often see squirrels kept as pets, but when we do we love to see them cared for and appreciated the way all pets deserve to be!

Every week, we dedicate this post to the kings and queens of animal Instagram. Jill the Squirrel is an 8 year old Hurricane Isaac rescue squirrel. She is a proud vegetarian, and a self entitled parkour expert whose only fear is vacuum machines. She also loves Starbucks napkins. Thank you Jill, for sharing your life with us! 

Enjoy your Sunday, folks!

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Chonky Squirrels Who Stole Too Many Nuts

These adorably fat squirrels stole a little too many nuts this winter, and it shows. But the fatter the animal, the more to love, squeeze and fawn over, so we're all for these chubsters. Their cheeks are filled with food, and our hearts are filled with a whole lotta awwwww. Enjoy these pictures of chonky squirrels who love their snacks.

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11 Whimsical Photos of Squirrels in the Woods

Like most woodland animals, there's something whimsical about squirrels. They're small, fast, and possibly help out the fairies when needed. For your afternoon dose of serotonin, here are 11 beautifully captured photos that show just how magical the little creatures are. For more animal photos, have a look at this collection of very chonky animals

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Woodland Animals Straight from a Fairy Tale (12 Photos)

If forests and woodlands are your thing, and you grew up reading books by Beatrix Potter and believing that fairies possibly (probably) dwell in the forests, have a look at the photos below. They are beautiful photos of the animals that live in woodlands, and these nature photographers really captured the magical feelings of the forests. If you're after some more beautiful nature photography, have a look at these whimsical photos of squirrels

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47 Mediocre Memes For People Who Just Want To Waste Time

Ever notice that when you're really, really bored your standards get lower? We're not talking about dating here (though sometimes that's true, too). We're talking about meme consumption. After a certain point wading through life's tedium, any meme will do. This collection is for those moments. It's a mix of dumb memes, old memes, and fresh memes of varying quality. They might not be the funniest tidbits you've ever seen, but they definitely beat staring at a wall. 

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Awwdorable Itty Bitty Baby Squirrels (Pictures)

It is time for your daily animal cuteness fix, and you are not even ready. Baby squirrels are so much cuter than you think, so much tinier than you expect, so much more adorable than you have ever imagined, and in a couple minutes, you will desperately want to pet one. 

There's just about nothing cuter than baby animals, and we here at ICanHasCheezburger always show appreciation to the animals that don't receive enough of it. So, this time, we're showing love to itty bitty baby squirrels. For more underappreciated animal luurv, click right here!

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Johnny Rotten Roasted For Getting Genital Flea Bites After Squirrel Rescue

We know. This title belongs in r/brandnewsentence. But today's weirdest news comes courtesy of Johnny Rotten, the frontman of legendary punk band the Sex Pistols. It seems the 64 year old had befriended some neighborhood squirrels and welcomed the critters into his Venice Beach home. Unfortunately, their thank you was a lot less wholesome than his fostering attempt. "I looked down there this morning at my willy and there's a f–ing flea bite on it," Rotten explained to the UK's Daily Star. "The bites, wow, last night was murder because of it. The itching too. It's such a poxy thing to get caught out on.The only way around it, because I'm not going to blame the poor little squirrels, is to Vaseline my legs." "I just hope they don't get the wrong idea," he continued. 

The experience sounds dreadful - and people on Twitter are absolutely roasting the singer's itchy experience. Johnny Rotten's outspoken support for Donald Trump and MAGA have already been under fire for being completely antithetical to his punk past - and it seems that fans that have turned their back on him are relishing the opportunity to mock his misfortune. However you feel about this bizarre story, it's definitely proof that 2020 has a lot more tricks up its sleeve.

 

Twitter roasts Johnny Rotten for getting flea bites on his penis after trying to befriend or rescue some squirrels in his Venice Beach Los Angeles home, MAGA, Donald trump supporter | Secretary Of NO State Andrew Turley @casio_juarez me, traveling back in time to 1995 to once again talk to my 16 year old self 2020 me: ok, one more thing, Johnny Rotten got bit by a flea on his dick after taking in some squirrels. 1995 me: 2020 me: 1995 me: That's the first thing you've told me that makes any
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Platypuses Glow Under Blacklight For Some Unknown Reason

This is so cool and so incredibly random! It turns out, if you were to place a platypus under a blacklight, they would glow! What other amazing secrets are these creatures hiding from us?

Noted in the journal Mammalia, "shining an ultraviolet light on a platypus makes the animal's fur fluoresce with a greenish-blue tint. They're one of the few mammals known to exhibit this trait. And we're still in the dark about why they do it — if there is a reason at all."

Other animals that have exhibited this interesting trait are scorpions, lichens, puffin beaks, and believe it or not, North American flying squirrels glow bubble pink under UV light. Blue light, just a notch away from ultraviolet, turns our oceans into what looks like an indoor mini-golf course! It's also what causes multiple types of amphibians to glow green. 

Nature is lit. 

Story via The New York Times

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Man Builds Squirrel Bar Complete With 7 Varieties Of Nuts On Tap

OK, this is adorable. 

Michael Dutko, an Ohio woodworker, has just created the cutest and coolest squirrel bar we've ever seen. "The Nutty Bar" features seven different types of nuts named after beers: Cashew Dunkel, Peanut Pilsner, Almond Ale, Walnut Stout, Sunflower Saison, Pecan Porter and Pistachio Pale Ale.

We're not even squirrels and we would like to attend this bar! 

Dutko explained to CNN how he thought of the awesome project, "The whole reason I even started to make this is because my neighbor bird watches with her daughter and told me all of the squirrels keep getting in her way. I didn't even tell her what I was going to do, I just built it and put it back there and when she saw it, she just started cracking up."

Not only is there the bar, but quirky signs bathroom signs that read, "Nuts" and "No Nuts." How fun is that? 

The overall process took Dutko 8 hours to complete and measures to be about 25in wide and 16in tall. After sharing a video of the process on YouTube, Dutko became flooded with users who requested to purchase the bar. He immediately went to go get his idea patented and now planning on launching a business doing what he loves!  

"It's surreal to me that I was able to make such an impact by doing something so little with something I love so much. I'm so amazed. People have been so kind and positive. And my kids definitely love it too, they're always watching the squirrels stuff their faces with nuts and they think it's just so cute."


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Round And Insanely Adorable: Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel

The cutest squirrel EVER. Yup. We said it. 

The Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel looks like a real-life Disney character brought to life. Those giant eyes, that perfect round body, those giant eyes -- again! We're in love. We want to be surrounded by these squirrels as we sing nonsense about washing the dishes or folding the laundry. 

The Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel is native to Japan, you'd find it in the "sub-alpine forests and boreal evergreen forests on Honshu and Kyushu islands." And good news, this squirrel faces absolutely no threats and is listed as "least-concern species".

We don't know much of this world but we do know we love this squirrel. 


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Cheek-Stuffing Nutty Squirrel Memes

Oh, squirrels. They are just entertaining animals. Their frantic movements, their amazing acrobatic selves move with such urgency and grace (well... sometimes). 

The way squirrels need to infiltrate any and all birdseed feeders they come across. They're wild and hilarious and we can watch them all day. Instead, we'll settle for some memes to pass the time.

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