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Where are the Squirrels?

Avid fans of Google Maps will be aware of Where's Tim?, a web page that tracks the location of Tim Hibbard on a Google Map via a GPS enabled Nextel phone. It is an idea that has been much copied, and it has now even been taken up in the animal kingdom.

According to Engadget fourteen squirrels have been arrested by Iranian authorities for espionage. Apparently the squirrels were found equipped with GPS technology and the Iranians have said that, "the rodents were being used by Western powers in an attempt to undermine the Islamic Republic".

Clearly the squirrels were merely following Tim's example and are pioneers of the geo-web. The campaign to free the 'Squirrel 14' starts here!