JONA KORZINSKI of Seaview, Wash., sure got a surprise when she went out to check her bird feeder in the backyard recently. Inside were two BABY SQUIRRELS, pictured. “They slept and slept and slept,” she reported, “and didn’t even go for the peanut butter.” When mama didn’t return, Jona called the WILDLIFE CENTER OF THE NORTH COAST (www.coastwildlife.org), and someone came to rescue the sleepy pups.

Perhaps their mother would have returned if Seaview had a bridge like Nutty Narrows in Longview, Wash., pictured, inset, which has saved many a squirrel’s life by offering an up-in-the-air alternative to running across the street.

Speaking of Nutty Narrows, according to The Daily News, the squirrel bridge has been nominated to be listed in the city’s historic register, and it’s going to be nominated for a listing on the National Register of Historic Places, to boot (http://tinyurl.com/nutbridge). If the builder, AMOS PETERS, were still with us, the Ear bets he’d be smiling.

— Elleda Wilson

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