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“Jackass” squirrel attempts dangerous stunt

October 2, 2007

“Hey Ralph!  See that fat guy on the bike?  Watch me run between his wheels as he comes over the edge of the hill!”

“Gee, I dunno, Izzy.  He’s going’ pretty fast – about 10 miles an hour.  That’s just under 15 feet per second.  On his bike there’s only about 18 inches between the wheels so you’d have to clear both wheels in about a tenth of a second. You’re pretty good, but you’re not that good!”

“Aww, quit worrying, Ralph; it’ll be fine. Here he comes!”

(Insane squirrel runs between wheels of moving bicycle, makes it, I think. In any case I didn’t feel a ‘thump’ and the squirrel ran off afterward)

“Izzy, you’re nuts!”

“Dude, what a rush!  Hey, I bet I can run between the wheels of that car…”

Reminds me of the obituary in The Onion; “Roadkill squirrel remembered as panicked, indecisive.” 

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  1. October 2, 2007 at 21:11 | #1

    I totally thought you wiped out that squirrel. I seriously thought you ran him over, but when I saw him run away from you I couldn’t believe my eyes!!! I never would have expected a squirrel to survive a mountain bike… but little did I know… duh duh duhhhhhhhh!!!!

  2. October 2, 2007 at 21:25 | #2

    Thank goodness you’re ok.  Squirrels are evil.

  3. October 3, 2007 at 12:20 | #3

    Had a chipmunk pass through the spokes on my front wheel at speed-unharmed, but very annoyed. Passed through the fork before being ejected out the far side. He’s lucky I didn’t have fenders.

  4. October 4, 2007 at 19:14 | #4

    You’ve just had a narrow escape from an attack by the Squirrel Suicide Squad. Do you have any idea how lucky you are? You might have had PTSD for the rest of your life! Flashbacks at the very sight of a rodent, tree or otherwise. The horror… the horror! A narrow escape indeed! I was not so lucky (sob). late at night, when all is quiet, I can still see his little tail twitching…. Sorry… I’m sorry…. I have to go now.

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