Not too long ago, digg had a post linking to a Flickr photo of squirrels with lightsabers. The post probably had something to do with having just passed the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars. But the image was not new, according to another Flickr user, DaveBr, who had just signed up to point it out, he created the image in June 2004 for a satirical site, b3ta.com. The image was so popular it went viral and is now posted all over the internet uncredited. It doesn’t seem to bother Dave that much since there is nothing he can do at this point, but I think he should get the recognition for creating such an awesome image. Dave’s version is a bit higher resolution and he has other Star Wars related photo manipulations with his signature on them and seems believable. His off Flickr gallery holding more photo manipulations is here.
Anyway, it looks like Sith Squirrels get around, this squirrel with a double ended saber like Darth Maul’s was trying to scare me away. His name is Darth Hoard.