August 26, 2009

The Crasher Squirrel

Have you heard of the Crasher Squirrel??

A couple from Minnesota had set up their camera on a tripod so they could take a picture of themselves in front of Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. This curious squirrel apparently became intrigued by the sounds of the focussing camera and came over to check it out. He popped up in front of the camera just in time to become the star attraction in the picture…

crasher squirrel

As you can see, the couple sort of faded into the background.

The couple submitted the photo to a National Geographic contest. The magazine posted it to an online gallery on August 7th, and in less than week, the Crasher Squirrel was been popping up all over the Internet. He’s hung out with the Star Trek crew:

crasher star trek

And walked on the moon:

crasher moon

The newest Partridge!! You’re not the cutest one anymore, Keith!! ;-)

crasher partridge

Hahahaha!!! That’s one PO’d looking dog!!

crasher pug

White water rafting:

crasher rafting

So that’s what happens when you rub two nuts together…

crasher fire

And speaking of nuts…. I’m sure I left mine in here somewhere…

crasher mod

Hangin’ with the great Lucille Ball

crasher lucy

American Bandstand squirrel…

crasher AB

Is that actually Sarah Palin in a stars & stripes bikini?? OMG, a cougar with a gun… double-whammy!! RUN, squirrel, RUN!!!!

crasher sarah


crasher paris

So as you can see, Crasher Squirrel has made quite the name for himself. If you have PhotoShop and know how to use it, why not play around with Crasher Squirrel and see where you can take him…

Have a squirrely day!!

crasher kelly sig new

Unless otherwise noted, all pictures from BuzzFeed

DiscLaimer: No squirrels were injured in the writing of this post.


DesignTies said...

Why can't I be in the photo with crasher squirrel?! Fun post, Kelly!!

Gayle said...

I saw crasher squirrel on the National Geographic site a couple of days ago! Hahaha! I like the places you have caught it popping up!

Love it ! said...

I doubt there is not one person who hasn't seen all these photos and more before this blog. It is all over the TV, internet etc. Wasted time.

Kat said...

Well, apparently I live in a cave Love it, because I hadn't seen this before. I think he's adorable Kelly and this was a fun post. I don't think crasher squirrel would like a trip to my office though, do you? Kathy

southerninspiration said...

I just wrote a post today about learning to use PHotoshop Elements......perhaps I'll be able to do this someday!! cute post!


Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

This is the coolest! And the two are laughing pretty hard there in the background. What a moment...

Donna @ Paisley and Perspective said...

I love the Sara Palin picture! And Kelly - I think Victoria has issued a challenge.

Fun post!

Jeannine | The Small and Chic Home said...

How about this: a picture of my golden retriever barking at the TV while the original picture is up on the screen. Baxter was going nuts while the couple was on The Today Show about a week ago!

Greet Lefèvre said...

What a funny post! Thanks for sharing because in Belgium I don't have seen anything about this!


Unknown said...

This is an absolute runner! So funny!!

Awesome Sara said...

LOLOLOL!!! these a hilarious! OMG I have missed this blog!!

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