Squirrels That “Sploot!”

Squirrels That “Sploot!”

Residents of Sioux Falls, South Dakota are in morning for an “urban cornstalk” that became a beacon of hope during the coronavirus pandemic.  The stalk had been growing through a crack in the concrete at an intersection on the city’s south side.   It had become so popular that it even spawned it’s own Twitter account.  But residents reported Wednesday morning that someone ripped out the stalk and someone attached a sign to a nearby traffic post that read, “CORN RIP.” Additionally a local group is selling T-shirts commemorating the stalk. I’m sure you saw this story on CNN. (The Argus Leader)

KXAN says America’s current heatwave is causing squirrels to ‘sploot.’ The squirrels are lying flat on their stomachs with their legs and tails stretched behind them in an effort to stay cool. The ‘splooting’ takes place in shady areas because the pavement is cool. Some people think the squirrels are dead until they jump up and run off.

And finally,

A Florida man, Herbert McClellan stole more than a dozen scratch-off tickets from a convenience store in Clearwater, then went outside to see if he’d ended up with any winners in the batch. As fate would have it, he did — a $30 winner. But when he returned to cash in the ticket, the clerk had already called the cops. Herb was arrested and is bing held on $12,000 bond. Maybe he can put the 30 bucks he won toward that…maybe not.