A friend and I had a close encounter with a nosy squirrel today. We sat on a bench in Hyde park eating our muffins and drinking our lates from Starbucks when this squirrel senses the smell and starts hassling us to get a bite. It even climbs up on the bench and snatches my paper bag. I managed to take a few snaps with my camera phone. I think it was Carrie who called them "rats with furry tails" but I must say that they are way smarter than rats (and cuter).