Tuesday, February 14, 2012

God Save the Squirrel

I've never dreamt of a purple squirrel
but now indeed I've seen one.
But I can truly say for sure
I'd rather see than be one.

You can see it for yourself here.  I'm not making this up.

I know they spoke to some biologist trying to get an explanation.  They should have just asked me.  It's obvious the squirrel has gone punk (even though emo is far more current these days but I suppose the squirrels avoid that look for fear the heavy eyeliner will mistake them for raccoons).  I'm quite sure if you look closely you'll find piercings in strange places on that squirrel.  I'd be willing to bet the squirrel does his tail in a row of threatening looking spikes.  The only reason we aren't seeing the studded collar on the squirrel is that he lost it trying to get out of the trap.  And I just know that back among his stash of acorns he's got all the recordings of the Sex Pistols and the Dead Kennedys.

It's rodential rebellion, man! (Which, by the way, would be a cool name for a punk band.)

18 comments:

Beach Bum said...
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Beach Bum said...

That squirrel is probably an alien and is visiting earth because he has heard all the talk about colonies on the moon.

Bijoux said...

And I think it's strange that we don't have any grey squirrels here, but they are countless in the next town over.

Maybe someone is feeding it eggplant? I can't think of anything else purple that a squirrel would eat.

Suldog said...

I wish I had a wisecrack, but I'm just fascinated! All of my backyard squirrels are grey. I'd really enjoy seeing them running around purple, pink, green, blue...

Jazz said...

Rodent Rebellion. That IS a cool name for a band.

And I want that squirrel at the cottage.

Craig said...

We have the gray ones, and the little black ones, and the red ones (which are really gray/brown, but have red highlights on their tails and ears and paws). But I've never seen a purple one. Is there a dye factory nearby?

Just Me said...

Anything is better in purple. :)

Mama Zen said...

That is so weird!

Craver Vii said...

D**n squirrel ate the Smurfs!

Secret Agent Woman said...

I saw that purple squirrel somewhere - I couldn't decide if it was cute or really, really creepy.

Jocelyn said...

I couldn't click on the link. I missed classes in college because squirrels were on the path between me and the building. No squirrels. Can't click.

G-Man said...

I'm thinking acorns in a paint can!

Logophile said...

Is this a PA thing?

:p

lime said...

beach bum, you make a good point

bijoux, the aubergine squirrel, sounds like a children's story...

suldog, technicolor squirrels, also a good name for a rock band

jazz, if i trap him i will send him your way

craig, the dye factory burned to the ground a decade ago

just me, wait...why are you turning purple? do i need to heimlich you?

mama, it is!

craver, but they are blue!

secret agent woman, yeah, it's weird for sure

jocelyn, you and squirrels don't mix well huh? uhh...ok, let me just say i will protect you if you come visit me on my acre of oak

gman, as a trap or an explanation? lol

logo, apparently

coopernicus said...

maybe the little rascal has been hanging around centrailia..never know what's coming out of the ground there

silly rabbit said...

That is so strange. I used to dye yarn with purple onion skins. I can't imagine a squirrel eating onions. I'm kind of worried about this little guy. I hope he does well.

lime said...

cooper, excellent point! or sunbury?

silly rabbit, we used to have an albino one that visited at our old house. that was always a groovy thing to see. i figure this purple one will be taken care of ok.

Mother Theresa said...

I want a purple squirrel too...but then again, my cats would probably eat it. I don't think they'd care what color it was. And Rodent Rebellion...excellent name for a band!