All I want for Christmas is 11…red squirrels…a leaping?

See tons more photos on the Daily Mail web site.

See tons more photos on the Daily Mail web site.

Or, even just this one fantastic little guy, dubbed “Ginger Ninja” who can jump great distances. He’s featured in the U.K. Daily Mail. 

If a human could jump the equivalent distance (for our body size), it would be like leaping over a semi truck — from front to back. A useful skill indeed, but we humans are doing pretty good these days, compared to a lot of other wildlife, so we’re satisfied with just admiring the far cuter red squirrel a leaping.


‘I Kissed a Squirrel and I Liked It’

Singer-songwriter Katy Perry during Warped Tou...

She may be cute but she's no Miss Piggy! Image via Wikipedia

We here at Squirrels Squirrels Squirrels are huge Muppets fans  (we heartily endorse The Henson Experience at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, btw), and so we got a kick out of reading this Cinema Blend post on a suggested scene in the latest Muppets movie, in which Miss Piggy spoofs Katy Perry. It didn’t make the cut, sadly:

The premise? Director Nicholas Stoller explains: “Miss Piggy singing “I Kissed a Squirrel and I Liked It,” while a procession of squirrels lines up to lock lips with her. Stoler explained that “more and more squirrels are lining up to kiss her, and she’s getting weirded out.” If parodying “I Kissed a Girl” was too risque, they could always have gone with “California Squrrls.” “

Little Orphan Red Squirrel

Orphan, originally uploaded by Enzygotic. As Enzygotic explains:

“This one is living under my roof with it’s brother/sister. Their mother died about a week ago and I thought the story of these little baby squirrels was about to end soon. However, I under estimated the skills of these babies and they are doing just fine. I can meet them daily in my backyard and day by day they are bigger and faster.

A few days ago the other one came into my bedroom (backdoor was open) and we had to do a lot of work to catch it and get it out. This is a little bit bigger than a mouse, but it is very very hard to catch. “