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May 25, 2021


Grand Canyon National Park issues wildlife safety warning: Watch out for squirrels

(Thanks to Barry Nester)


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Great photo of a squirrel standing in front of a sign warning about squirrels.

The Rabbit of Caerbannog or Squirrel of Grand Canyon?
Tha's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on.

That's because they can move very quickly making them difficult to run over.

Rock Squirrels at Grand Canyon NP can be annoying thanks to visitor misbehavior, but the North Rim of the park is home to a rare species, the Kaibab Squirrel, found only on the Kaibab Plateau in the park and the neighboring Kaibab national Forest, Very few park visitors ever get to see one. I had to ask a ranger where to look.

Feeding animals in parks (squirrels as well as bears) is prohibited by federal law (36 CFR § 2.2) with a penalty of a fine and/or imprisonment of up to six months.

Let's get another plague from wild animals! Live Flea or Die!

Tourist to Park Employee: Hello. What do you do?
Employee: I'm on the park endangered squirrel team.
Tourist: I didn't know that squirrels were endangered?
Employee: Their not, yet. But we're working on it.

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