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September 11, 2007 (vol. 118, iss. 6) • Page Image 2

… EFFORT It was a aunny day and S was walking through the Diag eating an organic granola bar. S saw a squir- rel burrowing a few feet away from me and made some clicking noises at it. S lowered my hand to…

… bar in my outstretched hand, the nugget of food perched about a centimeter away from the tip of my finger so the squirrel could see what IShad to offer. Surprisingly, it stood upright and took a few…

… steps my way, sniff- ing for a potential snack. Atthis point, I usuallyget scared and back away - or the squirrel does, but it showed no hesitation. As it neared, I noticed it had kind of a crazed look in…

… its eyes. I Ishould have just set the food down, but S really wanted to see if it would follow through. The squirrel walked right up to my hand, but instead of sitting and taking the food off my…

… finger with its paws, asSI thought it would do for some reason, it opened its mouth and cbomped down on my finger. And it had really sharp teeth. S stood up, but the squirrel con- tinued to pursue me. S…

… wasn't bleeding, soSI figured S was OK. I don't hold it against the squir- rel; it wasn't being vicious or any- thing. But next time S see a hungry squirrel, 511l keep my distance. ARIKIA MILLIKAN Panic…

September 04, 2007 (vol. 118, iss. 1) • Page Image 2

… determined mega squirrel inthe Diag. Plenty of theories abound, but no one knows exactly why our squirrels are CRIME NOTES so fat, aggressive and eerily human- like. Still, it being Ann Arbor and all, I like…

… frightened, and one of them, startled, tripped and stubbed his toe on the sidewalk. "Dude, I think it's a squirrel," one said as the creature retreated under a car. They must have been freshmen. It was only…

… Welcome Week, but the men outside my window had already met the Ann Arbor squirrel. We all remember our first encoun- ter. It might have been an acorn to the head or a standoff with a particularly…

… in the state until I found our baby a home. A woman 35 minutes away already had 40 raccoons, nine squirrels, 16 dogs and 10 cats, but she'd take him. Three months later, I still think about that…

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