Friday, December 14, 2012

Rocky the squirrel

Rocky the squirrel is a wild pet of one of our fans.  He often visits the home and is not afraid of humans.  He will often let the homeowners get very close to him before he flees into the woods.  Did you know squirrels are the most active in late winter,  when the mating season begins.   The males will chase a females, as well as, chase off other suitors. This ritual of chasing, occurs through the trees at top speed.  Squirrels are usually born in the early spring. The average litter consists of four. This varies with climate and location.  A second litter can occur in mid summer,  if there is an adequate food supply. 

Photos courtesy of Mary Wolfinger

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