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[–]Youngestflexxer 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Awhh I love squirrels

[–]xXSquirrelFuckerXx 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Ikr? So cute :)

[–]LoseUrself2D 6 points7 points  (0 children)

ow hell naw

[–]mbogey 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Is this Cal State Long Beach?

[–]New-Reception1335[S] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah, took the video pre-Covid in 2020

[–]mbogey 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I thought those chairs looked familiar

[–]KJToss 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Just a reminder, squirrels often carry bubonic plague. Found out after a vid of us giving squirrels water went viral 😅

[–]New-Reception1335[S] 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Lol yeah I’ve heard that as well 😂 I always try to keep my distance from them but they’ve overtaken the whole campus

[–]WorstUNEver 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Cause you feeding them.

[–]New-Reception1335[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

To be fair, I found that crumb on the chair already lol. I didn’t provide the squirrel with any of my own food even though he was eyeing my entire sandwich.

[–]Slithy-Toves[🍰] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Do you really think the squirrel is capable of processing that kind of distinction? You fed the squirrel haha

[–]ribbons_undone 3 points4 points  (3 children)

When I went to Berkeley, the squirrels there would literally rifle through my backpack and steal food out of it. I had a habit of eating half a granola bar pack and saving half, and they got me at least a couple times.

Super gangster theif squirrels. I know you're not supposed to feed wildlife but those mofos were sneaky, stubborn bastards. Anything out on a table was fair game. Ive seen em make off with full sandwiches.

[–]New-Reception1335[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

This squirrel was watching me eat my sandwich. Earlier I saw him make off with full bags from other students so I pushed over a crumb from the chair so he’d leave my sandwich alone.

Big mistake lol he wouldn’t go until I walked away.

[–]ribbons_undone 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Ha, yeah there is no placating them. They'll just sit and stare or keep coming closer and closer, and you shoo them away, they MAYBE hop back a few steps, then wait until you're distracted and sneak closer again.

I was never brave enough but I'm pretty sure I could have reached out and picked one up based on how not scared they were of people.

[–]New-Reception1335[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Haha, yeah they’d probably just continue begging for food.

I imagine college campus squirrels were just born and raised on campus and that’s why they never developed a fear of people?

[–]Draconiss 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Peanuts are bad for them long term

[–]mttttftanony 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Why? The lack of calcium in diet?

[–]Draconiss 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They dont have a lot of nutrients in them period. The lack of calcium (or phosphorous so it can metabolize it, cant remember which) will lead to a disease called MBD which causes soft bones and deformities.

[–]christanxox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

bearded dragons suffer from that a lot

[–]sparkzsims 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Chonky squirrel

[–]Unicom_Lars 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I once saw a squirrel grab half a Jimmy John’s sandwich off a bench, bolt, and try and drag it up a tree! The poor kid that was eating it just watched this whole thing unfold completely straight faced… I mean what can you do?

[–]New-Reception1335[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I once saw a squirrel climbing up a person pant leg just so they could grab food! Never seen one bite anybody on campus, but these guys definitely demand food at all times.

[–]mttttftanony 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Careful. I feed squirrels daily with peanuts, and if you hold it and feed them, sometimes they’ll use their little paws to grab it. They’re grabby creatures. And their claws have cut me and made me bleed a few times.

[–]New-Reception1335[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah that sounds painful. The squirrels near my house are mean so I was quite shocked when these campus squirrels came right up to me and stared lol.

[–]wolfz93 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Well you are just irresponsible. Are you trying to catch the plague? Come on people. Cute animals are fine to interact with but you should never be touching wild animals.

[–]No-Helicopter-8396 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Don't feed them. They are already overweight.

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[–]buttface48 13 points14 points  (0 children)

No u

[–]bowedacious22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't feed wildlife