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Squirrel 'Came in Like a Wrecking Ball,' Immediately Regretted It

For those of you with bird feeders in your yard, you know that squirrels can be quite persistent when trying to snag a quick meal. And you also know that they cannot be deterred, even when faced with the prospect of going for a ride.

There's no shortage of videos featuring them taking a spin on squirrel-proof feeders, but one clip that went viral this week may be the most entertaining of all time.

Originally posted to YouTube in April, it gained significant steam this week when Gabrielle Geno shared it on Twitter, encouraging "everyone to take the time out of your day to please watch this."

The incredible theatrics from the squirrel are made even better by being perfectly synched up with Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball."


The video has been viewed nearly 4.5 million times on Twitter, and it's been retweeted more than 150,000 times.

The song choice is perfect, considering squirrels do indeed come in like wrecking balls.

We've seen it in person at Plum Creek Nature Center.

Think Twice Before Your Next Sip and Skip the Straw Instead


Next time you order a drink from a restaurant, think twice before you unwrap the straw. Americans use millions of straws a day, and many of them end up as litter, eventually making their way into ours lakes and rivers. National Skip the Straw Day, held every February, aims to change that. 

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Creature Feature: The Wacky Woodcock


The American woodcock is related to the sandpiper, but you wouldn't know it based on its behavior. Woodcocks are known for their unusual antics, including elaborate and sometimes noisy "sky dances" and a weird walk to help them find food.

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Skip the Stink: How to Keep Stink Bugs at Bay


Winter is stink bug season, at least indoors. If you are finding these bugs around your house, don't squish them or step on them unless you're prepared for their noxious odor. Instead, your best bet is to prevent them from getting inside your house in the first place.

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