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Conan's tweet: He's talking to the animals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conan O'Brien is experiencing talk-show withdrawal pangs.

He tweeted Wednesday that he interviewed a squirrel in his backyard, then tried to go to a commercial.

In the bio section of the account that's verified by Twitter as accurate, O'Brien wrote: "I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account."

His January exit deal with NBC bars him from interviews or TV appearances for several months, so tweeting is another way O'Brien can communicate with fans.

He left "Tonight" after NBC tried to bump him to a midnight slot to move Jay Leno back to late-night. Leno will reclaim "Tonight" on Monday.

Under his NBC agreement, O'Brien can start another show in September. Fox has expressed interest in the comedian.