Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hangin' With Twitch..

National Grid responded this afternoon to a 'wires down' call-out at the home of one 'K4TT' and made a gruesome discovery.
Two year old Twitch, (Sciurus carolinensis) an Eastern Gray Squirrel; had gotten caught up in the high-voltage wires and was hanged by neck when the weathered wire snapped under his scampering frenzy of back and forth leaps from tree to wire, wire to tree.
EMTs were attempting to resuscitate the young squirrel when reporters arrived on scene.


Okay, okay...
a bit macabre... maybe..

but..

definitely got a chuckle out of hubby today!!!

The Back Story(ies): Squirrels, while most find cute and fuzzy little critters that just happen to be fun to watch on a warm spring day... are absolute TERRORS to the electric company. Squirrels cause more outages in a years' time than ice storms. lightening strikes and falling branches combined.
Many of the guys that Hub works with have 'stuffed animals' on their trucks. One graces the front grill (as if hit by the truck).. several are hanging on for dear life on the back of the other trucks...
... it's kind of the 'fuzzy dice' of the Power Company Truck.

For the animal lovers out there that might find this image to be insulting or portraying a dislike towards squirrels..
I LOVE squirrels..

this is a joke..
a statement to an unfortunate reality of our 'modernized society'.




Twitch's last known whereabouts were somewhere in Quincy, MA - hanging with the linemen of Nat'l Grid Truck 667.




No animals were hurt in the making, posting or sharing of this project.

20 comments:

Deb said...

O my goodness LMAO. This would be soooooo cool for my Halloween decorations!!! Love it!

Karen said...

LOL!!
I love it!

Goth said...

I haven't laughed this hard in a long time!!!! That's AWESOME!!!!!!! That has to be the cutest dead critter I've ever seen! LOL! GREAT job!!!!

Anonymous said...

That is just too funny!

Debi said...

LMAO K...this is just hilarious!! I bet ALL the guys will be wanting you to make one for them :-)

hooks said...

LMAO wayyyyyyyy to funny thanks for sharing.........We know the guys will love it

Deb said...

My hubby thought is was cool

Corla said...

LOL!!!! You did a great job on him K4TT. I love it:-)

Rose said...

they will probably ask you to make loads of them!- Cool!

Fiona said...

This is great, I had a good giggle. We don't get squirrels here but we do have the same problems with possums and pukekos.

Karen said...

LOL....guys will be knocking on you door wanting a dead squirrel....Hubby will be jealous and proud! :D)

Great job LOL

Stephanie said...

I do not know if I should be morally offended or childishly amused!
Wonderful job... I think..

Linda said...

hiliarious, love his bugged out eyeball

Marike said...

Oooooh Katt, he's sooooo cute!!!!! You did a really great job!!!!! Uhmmmm... and you say your not a designer? ;-) He's so so funny!!!!!

Wendy said...

lol, you are such a funny girl ♥

hooks said...

he he he! he is hilarious. You did an Awesome job!

Diana Jiron Graff said...

My little girl has asked me to add fingers to a previous dollie i made for her.. with this i will be able to! I think i will just make the dollie new arms! thanks for the help and for sharing!!

AMPARO MENDIOLA said...

Can I put this link in my blog? It will be great!

www.amigurumifreepatterns.blogspot.com

K4TT said...

Link Away :)

Anonymous said...

I love the squirrel! maybe you could modify the pattern to make him alive!! Love the tail!!

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