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Feel Good Friday – UCLA Squirrels


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  • Aje April 15, 2011, 6:50 am

    I can’t help but wonder what was so great about the other side of campus… XD

  • Alison April 15, 2011, 8:02 am

    My family raised and released a litter of red squirrels after their mom was killed by a dog. This was very cute.

  • KarenK April 15, 2011, 9:09 am

    LOL! This is so full of win!

    Never give up! Never surrender!

  • Phitius April 15, 2011, 9:35 am

    This made my week! Thank you!

  • Leslie Holman-Anderson April 15, 2011, 9:38 am

    Leave it to Southern California college students! Problem-solving and compassion in one package.

  • Leslie Holman-Anderson April 15, 2011, 9:55 am

    @ Aje: Knowing squirrels, I’d say ‘FOOD!’

  • Enna April 15, 2011, 10:02 am

    Very cute!

  • Natalie April 15, 2011, 10:33 am

    Why does FGF always make me tear up a little? 😉

  • LovleAnjel April 15, 2011, 10:34 am

    That was so cute! I love squirrels, and the people who help them.

  • Ashley April 15, 2011, 10:38 am

    The squirrels at UW Whitewater were pretty entertaining, they were friendly and not afraid of people at all. A friend of mine even has pictures of people with squirrels on their shoulders.

  • Taylor April 15, 2011, 12:02 pm

    Adorable! Thanks for that. 🙂

  • codenamekristen April 15, 2011, 12:36 pm

    I just spent 5 minutes at my desk tearing up and cheering on a squirrel on the internet… and i loved it!

  • Sarah April 15, 2011, 3:10 pm

    I just get:
    This video contains content from SME and EMI, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.


  • Robert April 15, 2011, 3:13 pm

    When I was younger I was working after hour’s security at a construction site. One night I heard a lot of noise coming from the recently emptied construction dumpster. I found a really agitated Mamma raccoon running around the rim of the dumpster and jumping in and out. Inside the dumpster were two little baby raccoons that couldn’t get out.

    It took a bit of doing as Mamma had no idea I wanted to help, was already agitated and clearly didn’t like my being there but I managed to slide a length of 2×4 into the dumpster and two very happy baby raccoons climbed up my improvised ramp and reunited with Mamma.

  • ArtK April 15, 2011, 4:44 pm

    That looks like the path down from the dorms to the main part of the campus (you can see the intramural athletic field in the background.) On the other side of the wall is a small area with lots of trees, on one side of the track stadium. So yes, there’s probably lots of food there.

    My dad worked for UCLA for many years, in the occupational safety office. Every couple of years they’d have to do a squirrel census — standing out with a counter clicking whenever they saw a squirrel.

  • Iris April 15, 2011, 7:26 pm

    How lovely. My daughter and I were cheering at the end 🙂

  • ladyclaire April 15, 2011, 7:31 pm

    awww..that video was awesome! knowing squirrels, I halfway expected them to finally make it up the wall and then just run right back down.

  • Kry April 17, 2011, 1:47 am

    That was too cute! I loved it.

  • PrincessSimmi April 17, 2011, 9:01 am

    It makes my heart feel warm and fuzzy 🙂

  • Charlie Sheen (No, not really) April 17, 2011, 9:02 am


  • AS April 17, 2011, 12:33 pm

    So cute! Thanks for sharing it.

  • Kathy April 17, 2011, 4:21 pm

    If you can’t get the first video to work (I couldn’t) try this link

  • Ally April 19, 2011, 10:02 pm

    Oh my, that simply warmed my heart. That was too precious.