Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Another possibility is that either the squirrel or the bat were mentally off balance."


You couldn't make this stuff up - http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8261000/8261364.stm

Then again, perhaps it is made up -

Rodents are not known to eat meat or hunt animals, so it is unclear why the squirrel would launch such an attack.

Really? So insects aren't animals any more? When did that happen? Perhaps the reason rodents don't hunt "proper" animals is that mostly rodents are the smallest mammals (proper animals?) about.

Hell - what do I know? I just read stuff and observe things around me. I'm not a "proper" scientist.

Thankfully the web has a plentiful supply of "dead squirrel" pictures to maintain balance.

1 comment:

Michael Saunby said...

The original article has been improved slightly - now it reads "Squirrels..." rather than "Rodents..."

Isn't the Interweb wonderful?