02 July 2009

Putting a baby squirrel upfront

One of the latest videos making the rounds on the Internet is that of an ample-bosomed woman wearing a low-cut tank top - and this time, it's not in connection with the latest porn offering on the Net. The woman's face is deliberately obscured to protect her privacy: She is being questioned by police in Ohio as a potential witness to a crime.

The law enforcement angle is not, however, what is making Internet news and causing all those visitors' hits to the site. The drawing card is the appearance of a baby squirrel, popping in and out of her monumental mountain range of cleavage.

This squirrel-in-a-bra has become mother nature's answer to the jack-in-the-box.

To rehabbers, the reason behind the squirrel's mammary mansion is no secret. Women who care for wildlife and are blessed with hospitably sized bustlines often make use of these physiological nooks and crannies to keep infant wildlife warm, particularly if the baby is at an age when thermoregulation - the ability to maintain one's own body temperature - is still a challenge.

However, many rehabbers also practice a form of modesty and prudence - they may house the baby squirrel (or some other species there) but they don't let it all (and the squirrel) hang out. For one thing, it attracts attention. For another, the animal can fall out. It just isn't safe.

I cannot imagine what possessed this particular display except perhaps that the woman had no other place to leave the squirrel while she went in for interrogation.

Her heart was obviously in the right place. Unfortunately, in this instance, her squirrel was not.

10 comments:

Cactus Jack Splash said...

I saw that video. Not sure I would keep a squirrel there, seems like an overall pocket would work.
Cute little critter though

squirrelmama said...

A beautiful little critter for sure,CJ. I just hope, despite the appearances in that video, this woman knows what she is doing.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

"Her heart was obviously in the right place. Unfortunately, in this instance, her squirrel was not." :)

chet` said...

I thought that only a licensed rehabber (or a rehabber's aide) could legally mind a squirrel.

Perhaps the woman was "nuts"--a natural attraction for a little rodent.

Elizabeth said...

You're much more generous of spirit than I. All I could think when I saw this was "poor, poor squirrel" and hope that some wildlife authority would step in to rescue it.

squirrelmama said...

Oh I did think "poor little squirrel" because we have no way of knowing how this is going to end. But I also figured if the cops seized the squirrel because she was not licensed to possess (and Ohio's rehab laws are pretty strict from what I hear), they would just opt to euthanize, which would be uncalled for. So I have to tell myself a little lie, that maybe he is better off with her. I have to hope so.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Happy 4th of July

squirrelmama said...

And the very same back at you, CJ. I celebrated this morning with a ride on my appy! :-)

Poetikat said...

I haven't seen the video. I can't imagine why she would be carting the squirrel around. it must have an alternate place to sleep, surely?

Kat

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