21 March 2009

Watching "Mr. Squirrel"

I am normally not a big fan of surveillance videos, but when it comes to cute squirrels, legal rights to privacy can take second place to squirrel-lovers' rights to see squirrels in action.

That's why this FLICKR video is the right kind of surveillance video. This squirrel isn't trying to rob a bank (or even a bird-feeder for that matter), he (or she) is simply squirreling away goodies for the future. The squirrel is investing, I might add, at a time of global economic crisis. As such, this little FLICKR clip serves as an instructional video for many of us trying to keep breathing while in something of a financial stranglehold.

You'll immediately note the squirrel is aware of being watched - perhaps even of being filmed - and mugs twice for the camera.

Everyone loves having a fan club, and being appreciated.

I expect after this video is viewed far and wide, the folks at CNNMONEYmay invite the squirrel onto one of their financial shows - or to scratch out a BLOG - and school many of us amateurs in the ways of true professionals who know so much more about saving in these trying times.


Cactus Jack Splash said...

That is a really cute video.

Anonymous said...

This is a really "squirrely" way to keep communicating, but I came across this blog entry about rescuing a baby squirrel here in Texas that was just too sweet. I haven't watched the video, but I'm gonna. Dallas

Blog: http://edencreekfarm.blogspot.com/2009/03/squeeky-squirrel.html

squirrelmama said...

Just visited the blog, Dallas, and I will definitely have a look at the video too! So glad "Squeeky" was able to grow up healthy and strong! Happy endings are the best!

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