No Worries for Indecisive Squirrels in This Town

@Corbin5 (103085)
United States
January 11, 2018 12:31pm CST
I must report that the squirrels in our neighborhood are indecisive creatures. Oh sure, they start to cross the street, change their minds, and then turn around and go back to the side of the street from which they came when least expected. Being indecisive when cars are making their way up and down a street often results in disaster for squirrels who cannot make up their little minds. Those cannot-make-up-my-mind squirrels are victims of hit-and-run accidents on a regular basis. A squirrel hit-and-run ends in dead squirrel. Amos Peters, a construction firm owner in Longview, Washington, was fed up with cars hitting and killing squirrels. From his office window, Peters saw the carnage every single day. Mr. Peters had some architect buddies of his construct the "Nutty Narrows Bridge." Thanks to the bridge, the squirrels can cross the very busy road via the bridge, and they can change direction whenever they want without becoming road-kill. During the Christmas season, a tiny lighted tree is placed in the middle of the bridge. Too cute.
See an actual Squirrel cross the Nutty Narrows Bridge
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@rebelann (39680)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Jan
Awww, that's too sweet. I'm glad the man cared enough to have this built.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
11 Jan
He built it in 1963, and the town keeps up with repairs and upgrades.
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@rebelann (39680)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Jan
Oh wow @Corbin5 it's become a landmark, how kool is that.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
11 Jan
@rebelann It is the world's narrowest bridge. So cute.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
11 Jan
What a great idea! - save the squirrels.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
11 Jan
Yes, we all need to appreciate the fact that all life is precious.
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@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
11 Jan
Do the squirrels respond to that?
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@MALUSE (39198)
• Germany
11 Jan
I want to ask the same. Have they understood that the bridge saves their lives? In Germany, there are many such bridges across the motorways but for deer, wild boar and foxes.
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@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
11 Jan
@MALUSE And do they help?
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@MALUSE (39198)
• Germany
11 Jan
@marguicha Yes, they do. The animals have to use the bridges because there are fences between the forest and the motorway. Most animals are not so silly to jump across the fences and use the bridges instead if they want to get to another part of the forest. Yet, these bridges only exist across motorways. I've just checked the info on the net concerning accidents with game. The numbers are incredible! The latest numbers are from 2015: 212.800 deer and wild boar were killed in car accidents (to say nothing about foxes, martens, weasels, hedgehogs).
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@amadeo (64027)
• United States
11 Jan
I do not appreciates them getting into my bird feeder.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
11 Jan
I like the squirrels here. We do not have a bird feeder due to Molly scaring all birds away. Molly cannot stand birds overhead or in her yard.
@amadeo (64027)
• United States
11 Jan
@Corbin5 I liked them but they can be very nuisance.
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@TRBRocks420 (75555)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Jan
Yes I have seen them quickly run one way and, flip back the other for no apparent reason indecisive doesn't pay.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
11 Jan
I know!! I think I am all set to drive since they have crossed the street, and they turn around and go the other way.
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@just4him (113259)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jan
That is too cute!
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
12 Jan
I thought so too.
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@just4him (113259)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jan
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@Daelii (5059)
• United States
11 Jan
That's adorable! I wish more roads and places did things like this. The under the road animal crosses on some highways have saved a ton of lives!
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
11 Jan
I do too. The squirrels really caught on to using that bridge.
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@Daelii (5059)
• United States
11 Jan
@Corbin5 that has to be fun to watch!
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@Hannihar (33021)
12 Jan
That was so nice of him.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
12 Jan
I thought so too. Frequent repairs and upgrades are made to the bridge.
@Hannihar (33021)
14 Jan
@Corbin5 That makes sense Deborah, but, what he did for them is very special.
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@Courtlynn (64403)
• United States
12 Jan
Do they use it though
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
12 Jan
Yes, watch the video. It has been there, updated and upgraded when needed, since 1963.
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@Courtlynn (64403)
• United States
12 Jan
@Corbin5 oh wow
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@YrNemo (11747)
12 Jan
You are so right re: the can't make up their minds squirrels . I watched that clip and it was so true.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
12 Jan
Those little things need to make a decision and stick to it.
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@YrNemo (11747)
15 Jan
@Corbin5 They are so cute, those squirrels. I tried searching for the image/photo of the Amos Peters guy (or his children), but was not successful.
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jan
That is so cute. I guess the bridge is up really high so trucks can get underneath.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
12 Jan
Yes, it is way up there. And from the video noise, that is one very busy street.
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
@Corbin5 That's so nice that they have a bridge to use. I'm sure the guy gets a lot of pleasure from watching them.
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• Preston, England
11 Jan
great that they have their own bridge
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
12 Jan
Sure comes in handy for the squirrels.
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• Preston, England
12 Jan
@Corbin5 yes, undoubtedly aves many from getting sqashed
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• United States
14 Jan
@Corbin5 It could be a trend as I've seen a similar bridge somewhere! Seems like it should be since we build cross walk bridges for humans!
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
15 Jan
I think it should be a trend too! Not that expensive to construct.
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@Susan2015 (20413)
• United States
14 Jan
We don't have any in our subdivision. But we are careful when going downtown because they change their minds when trying to cross the street.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
15 Jan
In the fall here, we have squirrels all over the place. They really do make drivers nervous when they change their minds all the time.
12 Jan
So cute and a lovely idea. We have a tunnel for hedgehogs near where I work so that they don't get squished by buses!
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
12 Jan
So happy to hear that hedgehogs have protection in your area!!!
• United States
11 Jan
@Corbin5 What a great idea, I hate to see poor animals on the side of the road.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
12 Jan
I thought is was a great idea too.
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
11 Jan
Bless that man
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
11 Jan
He had it built in 1963 and the town keeps it in good repair and also upgrades the bridge.
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@shaggin (36666)
• United States
11 Jan
Awww what a sweet idea! I never would have expected anyone to worry about squirrels so much. I love that this man took the time and expense to do this! I hope the squirrels do use it after all that work.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
11 Jan
I though it was such a humane thing to do.
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@Starla_9 (261)
• United Kingdom
11 Jan
I absolutely love squirrels but don’t see many here at all, even when we walk the dogs in the woods we barely see any. When I was 5 and we used to go out walking the dogs in the woods we would see so many running around, rather sad that there are now so few of them. Anyway that’s great about the bridge and someone cared enough to do that :)
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
11 Jan
I love squirrels too. So sad to see a squirrel hit by a car.
@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
What a great idea! I am always saddened when I see former indecisive squirrels on the road.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
20 Jan
I thought it was a kind idea too. It was built in 1963 and it is always updated and repaired.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
Corbin5 What town is this in? Oh, I just looked at the bridge and saw. OK, how BIG is the town?
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
20 Jan
@TheHorse 37,337
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