Saturday, March 24, 2007

Squirrel Awareness Tip #4

If you are in a public place, such as a restaurant, a church, or anywhere else that may have people talking, you may sometimes inadvertedly eavesdrop on a conversation about squirrels. If the people talking like squirrels, don't be afraid to join in the conversation. On the other hand, if they are talking about hunting or hating squirrels, don't be afraid to speak your mind. But be polite, and tell them about why you like squirrels. Now, I'm no expert on starting conversations with strangers, but this is one way to boost squirrel awareness.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Squirrel Awareness Tip #3

I would encourage joining environmental or wildlife groups, such as Sierra Club or Defenders of Wildlife. When donating, please indicate to them that you are especially interested in helping squirrels. Backyard and park squirrels are far from endangered, so you might want to be more specific. For instance, state a particular species of squirrel you want to save. Here is a list of some endangered squirrels:

  • Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus)
  • Delmarva fox squirrel (Sciurus niger cinereus)
  • Mount Graham red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis)
  • Idaho ground squirrel (Spermophilus brunneus)
  • Utah prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens)

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Squirrel Awareness Tip #2

When going out in public, wear a squirrel-themed t-shirt or other clothing. People need to know that there exists those like us who enjoy watching squirrels.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Squirrel Awareness Tip #1

Sometimes you might go shopping for squirrel supplies, and go to a store that doesn't carry a certain item for squirrels. For instance, some Wal-Mart stores sell squirrel feeders, while others do not. I strongly encourage politely speaking with a manager of one of those stores about stocking the item, even if you don't normally shop at that store. If a new squirrel item is stocked at a store where it previously wasn't available, it will help other customers become more squirrel-aware by buying the item.

And that's my squirrel awareness tip for now. My Squirrel Awareness tips will be numerical, instead of "Tip of the Day" or "Tip of the Week," because you may never know when I'll come up with a new tip. I will be posting others later. So please stay tuned!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Prairie Dogs Continuously Get Poisoned

Despite the fact that prairie dogs have lost 98% of their habitat, they continually get poisoned and shot for the lamest of reasons. One recent example is in Lawton, OK, where they were poisoned to help tourism, or something like that. If anything, that would cause people to NOT come to Lawton. Many people want to go to western town parks to see prairie dogs. I suppose the government of Lawton are the kind of people that want to kill first and ask questions later. Poisoning is very cruel, especially during this crucial time of year when babies are born.

Squirrel Awareness Introductory Message

This blog is dedicated to spreading positive awareness about all squirrels, that is, all 270+ species in the squirrel family worldwide. This includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, prairie dogs, chipmunks, marmots, and groundhogs.

I have reason to be thanked, because I was influential in helping to take down an anti-squirrel blog called Varmit Poontang. That blog is no longer being run by the owner, who was known as "Snake." It is a shame that this person had the audacity to not only kill squirrels just for fun, but give them all male names regardless of whether they were male or female. This atrocity took place in the Dallas, TX area during the breeding season of the fox squirrel. That means he was killing mother squirrels who had young, while using the childish assumption that all animals are male. Snake is a disgrace even to hunters, who only hunt in designated areas, with a permit, and at the right time of year.