Our squirrels are too fat

The Globe reports tourists are starting to talk about the fur-covered butterballs in the Public Garden and on the Common.

Ad:

Neighborhoods: 

Free tagging: 

Comments

FLUFFY

By on

The squirrels are FLUFFY!

Check back in the spring when the fattest survive and are miraculously svelte.

up
Voting is closed. 27

I propose little squirrel

By on

I propose little squirrel-sized treadmills that run on solar power.

up
Voting is closed. 13

I propose

By on

Single digit temps.

up
Voting is closed. 18

And free squirrel sunscreen

By on

in the Public Garden and the Common so they don't get sunburn. Especially for those white ones.

up
Voting is closed. 17

More Cats

By on

Less rat poison = more raptors = common becomes a buffet.

up
Voting is closed. 10

?

I thought only squirrels in the red states were obese.

up
Voting is closed. 15

Alternate headline

Tourists visit popular Boston attractions, feed squirrels; inexplicably wonder why squirrels are overweight.

Yes, I'm sure some locals do it too, but it's probably a safe assumption that the above is a significant contributing factor.

up
Voting is closed. 28

The squirrels

By on

are so used to being fed, they come up to anyone who's holding food and stand on their hind legs to beg.

I don't like squirrels at all and I did not find it cute.

up
Voting is closed. 15

fat squirrels

By on

I said it before and I'll say it again,"The only good squirrel ...is a flat squirrel!" Rats with fluffy tails!

up
Voting is closed. 19

not adorable

By on

What's "not adorable" is the damage these creatures cause to homes and property. Recently Christmas tree lights in the Boston Common needed replacement because of squirrels chewing thru the wires. Adorable? I think not.

up
Voting is closed. 10

We like our super sized meals

By on

We like our super sized meals just as they are.

up
Voting is closed. 20

The squirrels on the common

By on

The squirrels on the common are quite used to humans. They will sit on a bench with you, how cute is that? How am I supposed to ignore those little begging eyes?

There are more things to worry about than fat squirrels.

up
Voting is closed. 13

Fatty

First-hand knowledge that this is true! They look so cute, too.

Doesn't this mean we're in for a bad winter?

up
Voting is closed. 8

Control Group

Myself and my neighbors have noticed that the squirrels in our tourist free Fells area are unusually rotund this year. Was this a mast year? Are we in for another arctic vortex?

up
Voting is closed. 13

I am a fat squirrel

By on

I am a fat squirrel
Life has its hurtles
I gather my nuts
and I have a fat butt
someone get me a girdle

up
Voting is closed. 25

If you think those squirrels

By on

If you think those squirrels are big, check out the size of the Fenway goose poop.

up
Voting is closed. 11

Fat squirrels

By on

is a sign of a harsh winter to come.

up
Voting is closed. 9