Honoring Amazing Squirrels on Their Day

PHOTO: In this file photo, Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel is pictured on "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York City on Nov. 29, 2004.
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Today we take a moment to honor our familiar neighbor from the outdoors, the squirrel. Why? It's National Squirrel Appreciation Day. The following videos prove that the medium-sized rodents' skills go beyond climbing trees. (Click each title to see video on mobile devices.)

VIDEO: A squirrel in Louisiana is still climbing trees and gathering nuts after taking a bullet in the arm.
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A squirrel in Louisiana still manages to climb trees and gather nuts after taking a bullet in the arm.

VIDEO: A squirrel in Germany runs around a man?s apartment before surviving a four-story fall.
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Finding a squirrel in your apartment is one thing, but watching that same squirrel leap through your window and survive a four-story fall is something else.

VIDEO: Twiggy practices for 40th anniversary of Mayfest in Fort Worth.
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Twiggy travels across America showing off aqua abilities to county fair-goers. What a wake!

VIDEO: Louisiana native Winkelheimer Smith isn't your traditional artist.
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All Winkelhimer Smith needs is a brush to prove her worth. Disabled after a run-in with a cat, Wink doesn't let this setback stop her from creating art, which is occasionally sold on eBay and Etsy.

VIDEO: A nutty rodent in Florida set off a fire alarm in a school kitchen.
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Pulling a fire alarm without cause can be grounds for a misdemeanor charge, but we're pretty sure that this squirrel never had to face the law.

Take Me Out to the ? Squirrel
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A squirrel darted across home plate during a 2011 Cardinals-Phillies game, but this interruption wasn't the first by a non-human. MLB games have been held up by everything from gnats to black cats through the years. Maybe it's time to expand the draft?

VIDEO: See Dan Harris? standoff with a furry felon.
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In 2007, ABC's Dan Harris learned that bringing greasy treats to a park will attract unwanted visitors. His cheeseburger and french fries never stood a chance against a certain squirrel with an appetite for fast food.

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