Squirrels Learning To Walk – Time For Action

Kid you not.

Check this guy out:

Scary shit.

A squirrel up and at ’em balancing on his tiny feet, taught thigh muscles rippling under fur. A few small steps one minute, the next it’s an army of the fuckers running at us wielding sharpened matchsticks. Doesn’t bear thinking about.

I’ve decided to do something. Something big. Something positive. Put Operation Stop The Squirrel on the map. I’ve decided to organise the largest demonstration of pigeons ever seen in London. Bring it on.

Gonna put the word out all over, and even encourage out of towners including pigeons from places like Slough and Watford.

Also decided I need a bit of a team behind me to do this. Out and about in St James’s Park on Saturday, I came across this chap. The name’s Eddie.

Eddie spends most weekends pointing lost pigeons, usually those on a day trip or city mini-break, in the direction of Trafalgar Square.

This is Eddie:

When I spoke to him, needless to say Eddie got quite excited about the whole prospect:

“I take my role in assisting pigeons very seriously and would love the opportunity to take part in something meaningful,” he said.

March 23, 2009. Operation Stop The Squirrel, Uncategorized.


  1. IanVisits replied:

    Didn’t the pigs from Animal Farm learn to walk upright like that?

    Beware, the squirrels are copying the pigs!

  2. pigeonblog replied:

    IanVisits: Absolutely. He looks frighteningly comfortable upright, don’t you think?
    Your pal

  3. Becci replied:

    I am a big fan of pigeon obesity, but your pal Eddie doesn’t quite look ready for action…

  4. Trixy replied:

    You chaps also learning to dive bomb squirrels? I had a near miss with one earlier at the bus stop. Don’t look anything like a squirrel, though.

  5. pigeonblog replied:

    Becci: Agree whole heartedly, but his role will be mainly directing pigeons meaning he won’t have to move much.
    Your pal

    Trixy: Ah – the old dive bombing. Harder than it looks you know. Apols on behalf of whoever it was for the near miss!
    Your pal
    Bri P

  6. Charles Pigeon replied:

    Agreed–the possibilities of a biped squirrel are too dangerous to ponder. It’s better to crush the threat now before they begin to spread the skill.

    Incidentally I can’t help but notice the excellent color contrast in your photos as of late, Brian. Great work. All you need now are a couple bold-faced slogans and you’ve got a great set of motivational posters for pigeons.

  7. Pigeon Rachel replied:

    Does Eddie have webbed feet?

  8. pigeonblog replied:

    Charles Pigeon: Cheers! Posters are a great idea too… on the case.
    Your pal

    Pigeon Rachel: No. I think that’s his belly overhang.
    Your pal

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