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Los Angeles-area campgrounds closed after squirrel found with plague

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Authorities have evacuated and shut down a section of a national forest outside Los Angeles for at least a week after a ground squirrel was found there infected with the plague, county public health officials said on Thursday. Full story

How Red Squirrels Are Like Tiger Moms

Red squirrel moms know how to give their offspring an early edge in a crowded forest. Full story

TODAY’s weekly rewind

   TODAY takes a look back at some of the week’s most clicked-on, talked-about and too cute not to mention stories. From a musical staircase to a water-skiing squirrel, NBC’s Jenna Wolfe runs them down for us.

Water-skiing squirrel to headline in Denver

   Twiggy, the world famous water-skiing squirrel, warms up for her performance at the 2013 Denver Boat Show. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

Squirrels boom after mild winter, good nut crop

Don't let the bright eyes and bushy tails fool you. These squirrels are up to no good. Full story

Squirrel escapes by leaping out high window

   In this video, a man in Germany films a squirrel taking flight out of his kitchen window. The video’s viral buzz started on the online community Reddit; it has gone on to rack up more than 1.5 million YouTube views.

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