I have a bird feeder in my back yard and I can see it from the window at my desk. About a week ago I noticed this huge squirrel coming to eat everyday. He spills so much seed that the birds still eat it off the ground. I decided to get a squirrel feeder (corn cob) at first he didn't like it, but I watch him everyday and eventually he started eating both. I sear he's as big as a medium sized cat. A few minutes ago I looked outside and found that he brought a friend. One was at the feeder and one at the corn. Well, his friend came right up to my glass door, and I think she's pregnant. Assuming sqirrels looks like cats/dogs when they're pregnant. I'd never seen one before. They are so neat to watch, I hope they both keep coming back. Anybody know anyting about squirrel babies? Do they stay with the mother, might I see them eventually?
Gina, my moms bf is retired and when he is not fishing he is at home feeding squirels and birds. Well the squirels have gotten so used to him feeding them raw shelled peanuts that they come and scratch on the back door when the pan is empty. It is the cutest thing. They have four of them that are regulars. One of them also plays with my mom's cats through the door. The cats paws at the squirel and the squirel paws back. They will spend hours entertaining each other. Alot of fun to watch.
That is so cute. I notice they aren't scared. When I let the dogs outside I have to knock on the door and jiggle the handle if they're on the ground so they will run up the tree or fence. I don't know if Rusty could catch them, but he sure wants to. I hope I get to see some babies. Raw shelled peanuts? I think I'll get some.
i LOVE squirrels. we have a bunch in our yard too. scout is very intrigued by them. they run up and down our trees chasing each other and scout watches them endlessly. they also have no fear of her. i don't have a clue as to when they have babies. friends of ours found a baby squirrel in their yard but i don't remember the time of year it was. i know it wasn't winter time. i want to say fall or spring.
They have two litters a year, breeding in mid-winter and again summer. This seasonís summer babies were devastated by the drought and many mothers were forced to abandon them. Many starved and dehydrated babies were found and brought to rehabilitators.
Hey Scout, we're lucky if we get to wear winter clothes by Christmas. Seriously. If we're lucky we'll be where you are by Thanksgiving. That's the big thing I don't like about living down here, no seasons except summer, hot or hotter. People think it's freezing if it hits 50 degrees and I'm not kidding. It's almost funny until something does happen like in 1984 and we have a little ice on the road and nobody can drive. It's sad really. Daphne, we haven't been in a drought this year. Do you think she might have just had them and still looks pregnant? Where do they keep them? Is it like a cat where they have them under a house or something? Then do they come out with the mom eventually or just go out on their own? Just curious. It sure has been fun watching them.