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Why Squirrels Aren't Good Pets

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Hoofbite, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Look at that thing sink his teeth in and hold on.

    "I don't wanna DIEEEEE!!!!"

    The mother is just too great when asked if the squirrel doesn't have rabies......."I dunno".

    When I was in middle school, my friends and I wanted to release a couple of squirrels into the cafeteria during lunch hour. Catching them was hard as hell but we set up the box+stick+string combo and actually snagged one by baiting him with peanuts.

    We let it go and ditched the plan, he was meaner than I had ever imagined and made this weird squirrel-bark noise that was terrifying.
  2. Cowboy Junkie

    Cowboy Junkie leonargized

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    What a dumb mother to watch as her son holds it
  3. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The squirrel bit the kid. What a shock. It's a wild animal, what did you think it was going to do once it felt threatened?
  5. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    It's not like the kid was holding a bomb.
  7. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    :laugh2:
  8. Illini88228

    Illini88228 Well-Known Member

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    That wasn't a rabid animal. That was an annoyed animal that had given the kid more than enough time to let it go.
  9. Tony33

    Tony33 Benched

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    Considering the kid was no more than 12, he probably thought he had a pet. He likely never considered he would get bite, otherwise I bet he wouldn't have picked it up.
  10. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    when I was living in Elmira NY we had a squirrel that would come into the back yard looking for food I one day grabbed a bag of mixed nuts and tossed them toward him one at a time soon he would come up to me and climb on my shoulder and I could feed him and he would hang on to the screen door and knock it back and forth till I would come outside and feed him..pretty cool but when I left again (Army) my mom said he would nerve them day after day peeking in windows always being around when they opened the door and just making a nuisance out of himself...but I never thought of picking him up
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    You are correct. Where was the responsible parenting?
  12. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    +1. I actually thought the squirrel was remarkably patient longer than I thought it would be.
  13. Tony33

    Tony33 Benched

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    The mom seemed to be very calm in the situation. She told him to put the squirrel down and that they couldn't keep it. Did you want here to smack it out of his hands?

    I lived in the woods as a kid brought, chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels all the time. Parent really wasn't an issue here.

    I see what you were trying to do though, deflect the concersation away from your original asinine comment.
  14. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod Saved

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    My cat acts the same way when I hold him long enough.:p:
  15. Tony33

    Tony33 Benched

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    :lmao2:
  16. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Yes, squirrel boy. You are going to die. But probably not today.
    :lmao2:
  17. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Responsible parenting?

    I dunno if I would reach for that card.

    Kid's playing outside and comes in from the backyard with a squirrel, what should the mom have done. Panicked and ran to him to slap it out of his hands?

    When I was a kid, if you messed with a squirrel or garter snake and got bit it was a little lesson in life. I'm not even old enough to say this kind of stuff either.

    Sometimes the responsible parent lets a kid be a kid instead of leashing them up or putting them in a bubble.

    The kid knows that animals can have rabies and he lives in a wooded area. I'm guessing he's been told a thing or two about approaching wild animals.

    Bet he pays a little more attention to the warning next time. He's probably lucky he was bit because he's little idealistic "don't worry little fella" take on things would probably get his *** torn apart by a raccoon or a badger.
  18. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    C'mon people, responsible parenting? Holy crap this is why kids today are sheltered, entitled, over-pampered and lazy.

    "Oh my god, he touched ... an ANIMAL!"
  19. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Mom: You don't die from rabies...

    Umm... yes you do...
  20. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    :laugh2:

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