Great news about Skippy T. Squirrel, The Mummified Squirrel of Somerville!

A bit back, I had mentioned the great crisis taking place in Somerville regarding the possibility that Skippy, a rare mummified squirrel’s natural habitat would be torn down in favor of attracting and housing living squirrels.

Congress held an emergency session and voted unanimously to declare Skippy’s home a new national park.  President Obama waited patiently just outside the Congressional hearing and immediately signed the bill into law.  Thus, today, it was possible to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mummified Squirrel National Park and Wildlife Reserve, the nation’s smallest national park.  Thank you all for your help in saving Skippy and his home!

Press/Links:

http://www.thesomervillenews.com/archives/6027

http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/somerville/2010/08/13/today-in-weird-somerville/

http://www.thatsboston.com/225365-mummified-squirrel-national-park-and-wildlife-reserve/2010/08/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stacykissel/4888293874/

http://wiggspotpourri.blogspot.com/2010/08/somerville-massachusetts-mummified.html

http://othemts.tumblr.com/post/943650649/mummified-squirrel-national-park-in-somerville

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389×8934251

http://community.livejournal.com/davis_square/2334083.html

http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/d0gjv/mummified_squirrel_national_park_in_somerville/

http://www.universalhub.com/2010/nations-smallest-national-park-unveiled-somerville

http://boingboing.net/submit/2010/08/great-news-about-skippy-t-squirrel-the-mummified-squirrel-of-somerville.html

http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/107949/mummified_squirrel_national_park_smallest