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Friday, April 06, 2007

Squirrels Get No Respect

What do you get when you mix a small Indiana town, politics, and black squirrels? You get humor. From WSBT TV:
Auburn’s rare black squirrels can have all the nuts they want, but the honors will have to wait.

An ordinance that would have declared the squirrels the official animal of the northeastern Indiana city was met by silence -- and then jokes -- by council members Tuesday.

Councilman David Painter told Councilman Michael Walter several brown and gray squirrels in his district had called and objected to Walter’s proposal to honor their blackish counterparts.
Sadly, the squirrel ordinance didn't pass... which is just nuts in my book.