20 February 2009

Big squirrels on campus

I thought the Giant Squirrels of Borneo were big - and capable of big news - until I saw this article, which appears in the student newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian:

Coming soon to Locust: big squirrels - News

The university's Art Club will be placing almost two dozen larger-than-life statues of these ubiquitous rodents around the campus, encouraging people to sponsor and, ultimately, decorate them.

The sculptures are a fundraising effort to benefit various campus activities.

Now what eastern gray (or even southern flyer) could take issue with that?

To anyone who thinks squirrels are only good for taking handouts, or hanging out around a bunch of nuts, take notice: These Big Squirrels on Campus are capable of great things!


Kat Mortensen said...

I want one!


Totally Timmy said...

Can't wait to see a picture! We had moose all around Toronto for a while:)

Cactus Jack Splash said...

What a great idea!

squirrelmama said...

In Colorado they did something similar with prairie dogs - to raise funds for public broadcasting. It was a hit! Yes I will be on the lookout for photos. Moose must have been total fun.