Dad uses squirrels to remove daughter’s loose tooth

This video, sent to me by several readers and friends, probably represents the only time in history that squirrels have done real, meaningful work:

Of course my very first thought was for the squirrel’s welfare: what if it somehow swallowed the dental floss and got all bunged up or strangled? Fortunately, that didn’t happen in this video.

13 Comments

  1. Mary Sheumaker
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    $5 from the tooth fairy, wow!

    • rickflick
      Posted June 27, 2016 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

      Easily worth $5.

  2. Bernardo Seixas
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Ok. That’s was awesome

  3. Posted June 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on peakmemory and commented:
    So, who needs dentists?

  4. TnkAgn
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Back when I was a child, we were too poor to have a squirrel pull out a loose tooth. So we had to use our one-and-only doorknob.

    • Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

      My, my — doorknobs! Such luxury.

      When I was a child, we didn’t have any doorknobs, so our teeth had to pull themselves out.

      And, when you consider that we were so poor we didn’t even have any teeth in the first place, you can appreciate just how much of a challenge it was! Using teeth we didn’t have to pull out the teeth we didn’t have…

      …aye, those were the days, I tell ya’….

      b&

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

        Oh luxury! When I was a kid we didn’t have gums to hold the teeth because if scurvy.

        • gravelinspector-Aidan
          Posted June 27, 2016 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

          Scurvy? Scurvy?
          Thee were lucky. Ah used to dream of having scurvy.
          When Ah were a lad, me Father used to hammer a whole lemon into our mouth every night before we went to bed, smashing our gums to pieces and choking us to death on our broken teeth. He had been a Sea Cadet and he said “if it’s good enough for our Jolly Jack Tars, it’s good enough for you. Then he’d whip us back to life wi’ t’Tail of Nine Cats and send us off to work 27 hour shift down t’Pit as canaries.
          Kids today? Don’t know they’re born.

  5. Posted June 27, 2016 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    That’s nutz! LOL… great video.

  6. jrhs
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    What a brave girl!

  7. Diane G.
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    “Of course my very first thought was for the squirrel’s welfare: what if it somehow swallowed the dental floss and got all bunged up or strangled?”

    Same here!

    Won’t give the rest of my curmudgeonly opinion of this…

  8. Michael Day
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    That was either a very strong squirrel or a VERY loose tooth!

  9. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Squrlz use hoomin’s loose tooth to position Dad for pocket-diving. Go-Pro camcorder taken as side-effort.

    Sorry, iz Ey dissing sqrlz?
    But I noticed that fairly expensive “Action Camera” in shot several times, and wondered “why are we seeing relatively low-quality video from a phone when there are better tools in shot?”
    Me? On second thoughts, I suspect a member of the “Magic Circle” (or equivalent) touting for business.


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