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Auburn RB Tre Mason chases squirrels to test speed

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08:03 PM ET 11.08 | If you were ever wondering how you can build your speed, look out your back window and check out those pesky squirrels. Next, figure out a place that you can scout them out and ambush them before chasing them down and grabbing them with your bare hands. That's what the Auburn running back Tre Mason and the rest of his position group does to test their speed. Apparently chasing down squirrels through the woods of Alabama is a rite of passage for Auburn running backs, and they are embracing the challenge and doing their best to haul in the squirrels as often as possible. For Mason, he finally grabbed his first squirrel and couldn't have been happier. He decided to share the photo on Twitter and Instagram.

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November 8, 2013  09:16 PM ET

You're Busted. --- The ASPCA

November 8, 2013  09:21 PM ET

Sounds a little Squirrelly himself.

November 8, 2013  09:43 PM ET

Wisconsin's underrated season

Is anybody in the country more underrated than Wisconsin this season? The Badgers (6-2) were No. 24 this week in the BCS standings, and you could easily make a case that they're a top-15 team. That botched ending (by the officials) in the Arizona State game cost them a chance to kick what could have been a game-winning field goal, resulting in a 32-30 loss on the road. Their only other loss was by a touchdown to Ohio State on the road. Wisconsin gets BYU at home this weekend. This is a team with a quietly solid defense and two really good running backs, but that controversial loss to Arizona State the third week of the season could end up costing the Badgers an at-large berth in a BCS bowl.

November 8, 2013  10:05 PM ET

Better be careful, Mason. Even a blind squirrel can find a nut.

November 9, 2013  06:36 AM ET

Grasshopper, to catch the squirrel you must think like a hawk.

November 9, 2013  06:39 AM ET

First, because I said so. And second, is because chicken-chasing is how we used to train back in the old days. If you can catch this thing, you can catch greased lighting.

November 9, 2013  06:42 AM ET

Somebody has been watching Turtleman

November 9, 2013  07:49 AM ET

BBQ squirrel aint so bad but DANG!! Don't they feed them kids down there. This brings up the debate once again.
Should they get paid to play?

November 9, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Boy this article is just nuts.

November 9, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

BBQ squirrel aint so bad but DANG!! Don't they feed them kids down there. This brings up the debate once again.Should they get paid to play?

Only if they sell the tails for tats

November 9, 2013  10:31 AM ET

The first time they get bitten and need rabies shots, they'll rethink that idea.

November 9, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Somebody has been watching Turtleman

Lol live action indeed.

November 9, 2013  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The first time they get bitten and need rabies shots, they'll rethink that idea.

Thought those were SOP for kids in Alabama

November 9, 2013  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The first time they get bitten and need rabies shots, they'll rethink that idea.

I can see the headline now:

" 'Bama Life Science Department Under Investigation for Bio-Warfare Against Rival Auburn."

November 9, 2013  11:36 AM ET

Fun thread. Good work everybody.

November 9, 2013  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The first time they get bitten and need rabies shots, they'll rethink that idea.

Sounds like a guy who has experience

November 9, 2013  11:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Sounds like a guy who has experience

Which would explain a lot.



ok JK just kidding

November 9, 2013  02:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

BBQ squirrel aint so bad but DANG!! Don't they feed them kids down there. This brings up the debate once again.Should they get paid to play?

When I lived in Minnesota we used to cook squirrel in cream of mushroom soup.

November 9, 2013  03:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Sounds like a guy who has experience

I would have imagined it was common sense not to go grabbing at wild animals. Maybe not.

 
November 9, 2013  08:23 PM ET

I covered my hand in peanut butter and caught 7 squirrels.

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