For anyone insufficiently surprised to learn that there is a National Border Patrol Museum (see post below), try this: yesterday was National Squirrel Appreciation Day.

It’s official: The National Wildlife Federation even has a page, “7 Ways to Celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day: “7 Ways to Celebrate National Squirrel Day!”  (Number 4 is “Shoot ’em.”)  In honor of the honorable squirrel, consider this: according to the NWF,

The ratufa (ratufa indica), also known as the Indian giant squirrel of Southeast Asia, can grow up to 3 feet in length.

That’s more nut-chasing rodent than I’ll ever have any use for.

BTW, the poor squirrels have to share their special day with National Hug Day.