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Extreme Squirreling: Yeah, That's A Thing

This is what a red squirrel looks like in extreme close-up . Tomi Tapio/Flickr/Creative Commons hide caption

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We thought a story about "extreme squirreling" would make a great limerick - as squirrels are inherently sort of funny and extreme sports involving squirrels are definitely funny. But the article falls short of what's promised in the headline. In short, a bunch of Scottish people competing over who can spot the most red squirrels doesn't sound very extreme. If they were doing this while crash-landing into some trees after a thrilling skydive, we might be interested.