Did Yale Issue a Mass Squirrel Genocide?

Did Yale Issue a Mass Squirrel Genocide?
8 comments, 02/21/2014, by , in LOCAL, WEIRD

About two years ago, squirrels were a big issue for Yalies. Such a big issue that it actually became news. Squirrels terrorizing students in Connecticut.

One student in particular seemed to have really pissed off the tribe of New Haven squirrels. The student told the Yale Daily News she woke up and “felt its claws on my forearm, and as I woke up, it jumped off my head and onto my roommate’s head.” Next, she came home to find her room ransacked. She came back to her dorm room and found M&Ms on the ground, toiletries scattered and books knocked over. Instead of an actual break-in, it was just a squirrel hiding out under her bed, slowly stealing things to build a nest. The school installed a screen in the window (geniuses) and the squirrel terrorizing stopped. Another student reported a squirrel ”nonchalantly walking through the bathroom.”

Gawker received an email claiming the school killed off all the squirrels over summer break.

I’d like to remain anonymous, but I also want to let you know about something going on at Yale. It appears that the administration paid to have all the squirrels on campus killed over the summer.

There are no squirrels left at Yale.

As students have begun to realize the genocide that has taken place, they are rising up, enraged and disgusted. Numerous student publications are racing to uncover the scandal, but so far there has been no official statement. Continued fury and uprising is expected.

According to the site “neither Yale’s Facilities staff nor New Haven’s Parks Department were able to confirm any mass squirrel murders.”

So what really happened to the squirrels of Yale? Were they savagely murdered last summer? Or are they hiding out in a dorm room plotting their takeover when the snow melts?

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JtP
JtP

My kids were playing under some bushes in front of a Yale building when they found a sad, little nest of (not much left besides) squirrel tails.   i believe the squirrels were poisoned, and I would love for someone to test those remains.

Angry Squirrel Lover
Angry Squirrel Lover

The student quoted in this story either exaggerated or never learned how to close a window or both. What a drama queen! 

Screen was the answer; murder is not. 

Angry Squirrel Lover
Angry Squirrel Lover

I can confirm I've seen none and there used to be lots of them. I've contacted the state DEP and I encourage others to do the same. I'm an alum and if this is true, I'll never give another dollar to my alma mater again.

thatcher
thatcher

or they had an artificially inflated population based on the availability of food in the dorms. well come summer and the students leaving that source dried up. as a result the population crashed due to starvation leaving fewer than was originally in the location. 

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