I’ve always wondered at the story behind your icon.
I first used it on the Tamriel Rebuilt site in 2004. It came from a G4TechTV newsletter talking about a site outage, the original image had the squirrel sitting on a phoneline with cables chewed up. I’m not sure if it already had red eyes or I added those. For a brief period the eyes actually used to blink, but I decided to keep it simple.