An excitement of squirrels. Or an excited squirrel. Whatever.

We have a very low crime rate in our neighborhood. Now I know why

So I was looking for an image of a squirrel to use for a post on how an excitement of squirrels (and yes I’m linking to myself) was really taking off as a thing people said.  All be it, the people in question were me and my husband, but I don’t get out much, and anyway, when was the last time you came up with a group name for an animal group?  Thought so.  So having an additional person pick it up is huge.  Especially since he doesn’t read my blog. Unless I hand him the laptop and say read this.  Which I might have totally done with the an excitement of squirrels thing.  But whatever.

Anyway, there I was innocently looking for a nice black and white image (because that makes it arty, right?) when I came across this:

"The Paris Hilton of the English countryside’s rodent population."

Apparently this full frontal squirrel was an ambience shot in a show about a British bake-off. Which has caused outrage (and amusement) over the inclusion of the shot on a lovely, family friendly baking show. Apparently it is all over U tube.  And there I was momentarily feeling like I had found some secret squirrel porn.

But I include this as an example of a different meaning of an excitement of squirrels.  Not that he looks that excited.  But the people who saw his definitely had reactions…





About woodenmonkey

Just your average solar powered, hybrid driving, organic eating, happily married, pro-choice, feminist Christian artist and writer from San Francisco.

Posted on October 6, 2011, in Conversations in my head. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The juxtaposition of these two pictures (which were effective one after the other but the two together..) made me laugh out loud.

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