WhatsNew2Day
Latest News And Breaking Headlines

‘Splooting’ squirrels are ‘freaking people out’ in the San Francisco Bay

‘Spooting’ squirrels ‘drive people crazy’ in San Francisco Bay: Animals are spotted all over the city stretching on the ground to cool off in record-breaking heat wave

  • Numerous reports of squirrels prostrate and motionless on the ground have been reported throughout the San Francisco Bay area
  • This is called ‘splooting’ and animals do it to dump heat from their bodies into the environment
  • The Bay Area and other parts of California are in a heat wave with record temperatures

<!–

<!–

<!– <!–

<!–

<!–

<!–

The San Francisco Bay area is experiencing a record-breaking heat wave that causes squirrels to stretch out on the ground to release their body heat to the environment — and this act of “splooting” scares people.

Numerous reports of the grounded, motionless squirrels have been reported to wildlife facilities, with WildCare in San Rafeal receiving “many calls about hot animals, including reports of squirrels “spreading flat,” according to SFGate.

The splooting is a way for squirrels to beat the heat wave that is gripping the Bay Area and other parts of California, pushing temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

Officials advise people to stay away as squirrels bite, but those who want to help can water in a plate-like bowl to keep them hydrated.

Shooting squirrels are reported all over the San Francisco Bay area — and people are going crazy

Shooting squirrels are reported all over the San Francisco Bay area — and people are going crazy

Splooting is seen in a range of animals, especially dogs and cats, which have fur coats that retain their body heat. The term is especially associated with Welsh corgis.

Many California residents were previously unaware of the term “splooting” and assumed the squirrels were sick or injured, but officials are letting people know that the animals are simply dumping their body heat.

Scooping squirrels have also been reported in New York and Colorado, two other US states that have experienced a heat wave this summer.

Authorities from all three states have made announcements regarding the marauding squirrels and have told residents to simply leave the animals alone.

The animals are stretched out and immobile - an action it does to dump its body heat into the environment

The animals are stretched out and immobile - an action it does to dump its body heat into the environment

The animals are stretched out and immobile – an action it does to dump its body heat into the environment

Residents share footage of the squirrels trying to beat the heat amid record temperatures in California

Residents share footage of the squirrels trying to beat the heat amid record temperatures in California

Residents share footage of the squirrels trying to beat the heat amid record temperatures in California

However, if the squirrel looks young or has fallen from a tree, it is wise to notify conservationists.

Alison Hermance of WildCare in San Rafael told SFGate that the facility has seen an influx of “young squirrels coming in with heat stroke” this summer, as well as “calls about hot deer and about birds literally falling on their sides, panting from the heat.” “

New York City’s squirrels were looting in August when temperatures hit a high of 95F.

The NYC Parks department tweeted on Aug. 9, “If you see a squirrel lying like this, don’t worry; it’s just good.

“On hot days, squirrels stay cool by spooting (stretching) on ​​cool surfaces to reduce body heat. It is sometimes called heat dumping.’

During the colder months, squirrels will also splash so they can get warmer.

On Sept. 6, California Governor Gavin Newsom asked all residents to cut their peak-hour consumption as the state braced itself or set “a new all-time high for the electric grid.”

Officials advise people to stay away as squirrels bite, but those who want to help can water in a plate-like dish to keep them hydrated

Officials advise people to stay away as squirrels bite, but those who want to help can water in a plate-like dish to keep them hydrated

Officials advise people to stay away as squirrels bite, but those who want to help can water in a plate-like dish to keep them hydrated

PG&E said 6,557 customers were without power across the Bay Area, with the northern and southern suburbs of San Jose, Livermore, Danville and parts of San Francisco being the hardest hit.

Late Tuesday morning, solar energy supplied about a third of the state’s electricity demand. That will decrease overnight.

Residents were asked to cool their homes before 4 p.m. and set the thermostat to 72 degrees.

They were asked to run their washing machines and dishwashers and charge their electric vehicles.

They were also advised to keep blinds and curtains closed to lower the temperature.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More