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By Timothy B. Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
When Guy W. Willey Sr. was growing up, he hunted and ate Delmarva fox squirrels in the low-lying forests of the Eastern Shore, long before it was clear the giant cousins of the common gray squirrel were in danger of disappearing. He was "dirt poor," he recalled, and lots of folks did it back then. Now, at 83, he's been invited to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, when federal officials are expected to announce the squirrel has bounced back from the brink of extinction and is no longer in need of legal protection.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
When Guy W. Willey Sr. was growing up, he hunted and ate Delmarva fox squirrels in the low-lying forests of the Eastern Shore, long before it was clear the giant cousins of the common gray squirrel were in danger of disappearing. He was "dirt poor," he recalled, and lots of folks did it back then. Now, at 83, he's been invited to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, when federal officials are expected to announce the squirrel has bounced back from the brink of extinction and is no longer in need of legal protection.
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By Matt Vensel | October 6, 2011
A squirrel scurrying across home plate was the story of Wednesday's NLDS game in St. Louis. The critter has become an Internet sensation after it stole home on Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt, who got the loss as the Cardinals forced a Game 5 with a 5-3 win . OK, so it wasn't technically a steal of home because it ran down the first base line, but I think we can all agree the squirrel is still a smarter baserunner than former Orioles enigma Felix...
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2013
Running back LeGarrette Blount was traded to New England only in April, so Sunday's game at M&T Bank Stadium was his first against the Ravens in Patriots colors. But after a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Blount stirred the echoes of earlier Patriots-Ravens classics with a dance move you've probably seen before at M&T Bank Stadium. Surprised Blount cribbed Ray Lewis' signature gyrations at the stadium where he once played? Then you don't know Blount. Clearly . (GIF via SB Nation .)
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 7, 1999
Hunting seasons for squirrel and ruffed grouse opened this week, and Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Director Mike Slattery said hunters can expect to find good numbers of both species."
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March 24, 1991
A man who shot a squirrel from his home in Churchton Thursday told police he didn't realize the bullet traveled into a neighbor's house, passing within inches of a woman's head.The 18-year-old man told homicide detectives that he was standing inside his house when he saw the squirrel climb a backyard fence at about 4 p.m.He said he opened his sliding glass door and shot the animal. He then retrieved the carcass, skinned it and put it in his freezer.But the bullet -- fired from a .22-caliber rifle -- apparently passed through the squirrel and into the home of Irma Yelda Newman, 47, in the 5700 block of Bayview Road.
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By David Michael Ettlin | August 10, 1991
"TC You couldn't call it endangered, but it sure was cute.A hairless infant squirrel that was attacked by crows after falling from its nest is being nursed by a human "mom" following its rescue this week by a state health department secretary in Northwest Baltimore.The palm-sized squirrel -- named Squeaky by its rescuer, and Skippy by its nurse at the Falls Road Animal Hospital -- was about 3 weeks old when it turned up in the grass outside the home of Candy Cox on Seven Mile Lane early Wednesday."
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | March 23, 1993
Boston. -- As a child of the 1950s, I was taught to think of the squirrel as a lovable, furry role model of the American work ethic. The creature who frequented my school books worked his tail off all fall collecting the acorns of assorted oak trees. When winter came around he survived by just nipping over to his little tree grocery store for his three square nuts a day.I should have known better, I am sure. The only tree in our apartment courtyard was an ailanthus, not an oak. The squirrels in our neighborhood seemed to spend most of their time perfecting their electric tightwire act.But these were the Cold War years when all good little animals were expected to do their part for the great anthropomorphic propaganda machine.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | March 11, 2001
It is a chilling question that we have all asked ourselves: What would we do if, God forbid, we had to get a squirrel out of a piano? This very question confronted an animal-control officer in Fairfax County, Va., recently, according to a news report from the Dec. 21 issue of the Washington Post sent in by roughly 2 million alert readers. According to this report, the officer was responding to a report of "a squirrel running inside a residence." When the officer arrived, the squirrel "jumped into an open baby grand piano."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Staff | August 31, 2003
They're an unlikely pair, Bullwinkle the Moose and Rocket J. Squirrel. But -- as a recently released DVD collection reminds us -- of such an unlikely pairing is pop-culture history made. At first blush, a jet-propelled rodent (scientific name Glauco-mys volans) and a giant two-legged cousin to Bambi (scientific name Alces alces) don't seem to have much in common. But looks can be deceiving. Both were wide-eyed innocents and relentless do-gooders. Both were loyal residents of the great state of Moosylvania.
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By Ellen Nibali, For The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Our yard is absolutely covered with the tips of tree branches. The tree (don't know what kind) isn't dropping fall leaves yet, so what's going on? Squirrels? Two native insects will snip off the tips of tree branches in August and September. The twig girdler makes a cut like a beaver does. You'll see a pointed end at the cut. The twig pruner makes a concave cut. Both insects overwinter as larvae inside the cut twigs littering your lawn and will emerge as beetles next year. To prevent a repeat next year, gather up the twigs and bag up and dispose of them.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2013
According to Ravens coach John Harbaugh, former linebacker Ray Lewis was asked to do his "Squirrel" dance right before the Ravens were introduced before the game Sunday, but he declined. Lewis thought that would be disrespectful to his teammates that came out after him. "Ray Lewis did all of his dancing on the field, and he already had his last dance," said Harbaugh of Lewis, who was inducted into the Ravens Ring of Honor at halftime. I agree. It was a good move by Lewis, a nice touch of class.
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By Ellen Nibali, For The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2013
How can I keep squirrels off my tomatoes? A very simple old-fashioned way to discourage animals, including deer, from taking a bite out of your tomatoes is to sprinkle a little lime on the fruits. Use powdered agricultural lime. It washes off easily when you harvest. You'll have to reapply after rains, so don't overdo the lime because you don't want to raise your soil pH too high. This method also can be useful on a short term basis to keep deer from eating foliage. My hedge has gotten completely bare at the bottom over the years.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
In a bit of an ego blow to Ravens fans, Karina Smirnoff, a dancing professional who knows all about the cha-cha, the tango and the waltz, has never heard of "the squirrel. " "What's that?" she asks Jacoby Jones, a Ravens wide receiver and her partner on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars," who'd like to work it into one of their routines. It's only Ray Lewis' signature move, he tells her. "Oh," she says. "You mean the slide, slide, knee, knee kick?
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By Janell Sutherland, For the Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
This week on "The Amazing Race" we see what happens when heat, stress and jet lag collide. Hint: it's a degree of crazy we've never seen before. But first, remember last week? All the teams were sliding into a manure pond in New Zealand. Then Phil told them that they were still racing. So no one's eliminated; quit worrying about Chuck. Strategy Team FaSon, Father with the blown Achilles and ankle boot, are doing another leg. They've been in the top three for three legs, so they figure, why not?
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By Andrew Conrad, aconrad@tribune.com | February 17, 2013
Holy Hannah! What the heck was all that you guys? Axel is dead ( Good night, sweet prince ), the Governor strapped it up and gleefully squeezed off rounds on the prison stronghold, Glenn is having major leadership and relationship issues, and Daryl and Merle cut their Oregon Trail LARPing adventure short to return to cell block C. Also, Merle peed on a tree and he and Daryl spit everywhere. Were they suggesting that Merle and Daryl had huge, fat lippers in, or are they just saying that backwoods people love to spit all the time?
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April 15, 2007
A law had been in effect for nearly 50 years that required the head of every family to find three squirrel scalps or crows each year for every taxable person for whom they paid levy, and to deliver them to one of the justices of the county. The justice was required to certify the number of scalps and heads produced and destroy them. The penalty for noncompliance was two pounds of tobacco for each squirrel scalp not produced. Squirrel fines were repealed on April 19, 1774, thus ending, one supposes, an early attempt at pest control.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
All week, it's been Baltimore Ravens 24/7 on the sports channels thanks to Sunday's Super Bowl. But when it comes to cities, all the focus has been on New Orleans, the site of the game, not Baltimore or San Francisco. Tomorrow, Baltimore finally gets a little bit of face time, ranging from CNN reporting on what the Super Bowl has meant to fans in Baltimore to Natalie Morales squirrel dancing at the Inner Harbor for NBC's "Today" show. The Mayor's Office has been told by CNN that the cable news channel will air a feature on the city between 9 and 11 a.m. Friday.
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