Saturday, January 31, 2009

Squirrel Story #2

This story is from a long time ago, but it is still just as hilarious!!!! On the 27th of September, 2003 Penn State University had a football game against the University of Minnesota and I was lucky enough to get a seat in the stands. By the fourth quarter, Penn State was loosing 20-14, and all the PSU fans were kinda bummed. Then some girl in my section shouted "look! There is a squirrel on the field!" All attention was immediately directed towards the end zone OPPOSITE where the teams were playing at the moment. I have no idea where the squirrel came from.....it just appeared. The refs decided to do something about the squirrel on the field, so one of them started to chase the squirrel. After a bit the poor creature finally ran "out of bounds" and the refs left it alone.
It is important to remind you that Minnesota's mascot just happens to be the "Golden Gopher" which looks more like an oversized chipmunk (no offense to the Minnesota fans). At the moment when the squirrel seemed to be getting it's bearings and was looking for a way off the field, Minnesota scored, and the Gopher ran right at the squirrel (it was in it's "flag-carrying path"). Of course, the squirrel went balistic! What would YOU do if you were a small, young squirrel and a gigantic "gopher" came after you?
The squirrel finally calmed down a bit and hopped up into the stands. I never knew what happened to it after that, but I did see quite a few fans suddenly stand up and look under their seats. I am sure that squirrel had quite a story to tell his/herbuddies!!!!!

6 comments:

courtneymcornett said...

Hehe! I love when "the wild" interferes with our affairs :)

Celtic Cat Photos said...

I love squirrels- I know a lot of people don't. They are always welcome at my feeder in the front yard. Thanks for the wonderful squirrel story!

BlenderBach said...

awesome squirrel stories!

Julie said...

I adore squirrels. :) I've been putting food out for them all winter due to the lack of acorns this year.

Softpencil said...

Ha ha ha! squirrels are so cute, I love them! This is funny story :)

ara133photography said...

Soooo cute :) My husband remembers that game and the squirrel! I love squirrels too... obviously I guess :) Today I was early to a meeting and was walking around behind the building and saw a little squirrel - he started following me but I didn't have anything for him! So I ran down to the hub and grabbed him a luna bar, ran back and broke it into pieces for him - he looked so excited!! :)