There was a nutty thing on the teevees earlier tonight. Who was the squirrellier?

I am pro the robo-squirrels, since the majority of funding went towards training future scientists, though probably a couple post-docs with a video camera and some sunblock could have figured out that when squirrels sense a rattlesnake they move their tails.

Tree crop farmers in the Northeast have had a bumper crop this year–not just of apples and nuts, but of squirrels who are enjoying the bounty. Nature has a way of resolving this: Many squirrels are ending up as roadkill.

Speaking of roadkill–was there any on tonight’s debates?