Animals are cute and funny; we can all agree on this, right? Good. Now we've gotten that out of the way, here are the winning photos for a competition for the funniest animals. I don't know how long the photographers had to wait to capture these moments, but the waiting certainly paid off because these photos are the best thing you'll see all year.
Squirrels are generally thought of as cute yet devious creatures that will eat the contents of your bird feeder and annoy your pets. But new studies have found out that squirrels are smarter than we thought they were: squirrels listen to bird chatter to know if they are safe. Although this doesn't sound like much, it's actually a huge deal.
Councilman John Filion believes that the squirrels are behind this. He said the city will be installing some squirrel-proof lights so citizens can get “the warm fuzzies.”
The free press marches on.
Journalists speak truth to power — no matter how nuts their subject might be.
That’s the case here, when a Canadian reporter tried to talk to a squirrel regarding some damaged Christmas lights. Apparently, squirrels have been chewing through the lights in Mel Lastman Square in Toronto, leaving the area in a holiday blackout. Finally, the citizens of Toronto and Whoville have something in common. Still the pen is mightier than the tooth, and one brave journalist vowed to get to the bottom of this. Watch below as CBC reporter tries to get some answers from this "furry grinch."
Everyone loves a cute animal. It's practically what the was invented the Internet for. So it should come as no surprise that everyone was losing it for a little squirrel with a big heart who just wanted to play football. That's right, last night during the Colts/Packers game, a squirrel charged onto the field and stole the show. Like in the film Rudy, people were enamored with the little guy's spirit and determination. It was the underdog—excuse me—undersquirrel story of the weekend.
When Hurricane Isaac rammed into Louisiana in 2012, it displaced a lot of people, but it gave at least one animal a new, happy home.
A squirrel, now named Jill, has found an owner who's willing to give her all the love and social media attention she can handle.
The Instagram account thisgirlisasquirrel says it all:
2-year-old Hurricane Isaac rescue. Vegetarian, parkour expert whose only fear is the vacuum. But, she loves every Starbucks napkin she meets.
And the pictures prove that all is well for Jill the squirrel.
She stays warm.
She has friends.
She works out.
She loves snap peas.
She loves America.
She loves fall.
You're killing it, girl. Keep living like you do.
Stacey Wallace, 28, from Vancouver, took this amazing selfie at Lightning Lake in British Columbia's Manning Park.
"In order to get the selfie I laid on the ground meters away from the squirrel and slowly crawled towards him until I got close enough so that we were both in the shot. I took all the photos with my iPhone front camera.
I also coerced it with raw nuts to come out of his hole. You can see the nut sitting in front of his face.
The little guy also allowed me to hold it. It's actually a ground squirrel I think. But they burrow in holes so that's more like a gopher."