Squirrel gets fat; Chris’s journalistic spirit decides to call it a day

Posted: October 25, 2007 in Blog

If you need me, I’ll be hanging-out by the oak tree looking for plump squirrels.


Obviously that’s where the news is at, given that a story headlined “Fat squirrel trapped behind bars” is currently the most popular article on the BBC’s Web site.


Bruised journalistic spirit aside, this line is pretty classic:

Inspector Graham Hammond said that the squirrel had “eyes bigger than its stomach” and had lost its figure while feasting in the wire-frame last week.”

Or maybe this is my favourite:
“He said he managed to widen the gaps between two of the bars with the aid of a crow-bar and a grasper – to release the squirrel, which was not hurt.

“As soon as the gap increased he shot off. I was slightly insulted,” he added.


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