Thursday, January 21, 2010
Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels....And The Hawk
This is time of year when the squirrels run around looking for a mate. I feel sorry for the females. There will be five or more males chasing her at one time and sometimes even fighting over her. As soon as she picks out which one she wants, they will mate and then start making a home somewhere for her to have her babies. The babies will stay with the mother for 3 months before she lets them come down out of the trees. She teaches them very well. Usually in April or May I will start seeing all the young ones.
Meanwhile it's a hectic running match out there. Up and down and all around the trees as the males continue to pursue those females. It's funny to watch them.
These are the photos from yesterday, the 20th of January.
I spotted the three-legged fox last night just for a brief moment. But at least I know he's alive and well! He will not let me get a photo of him. He runs real fast! It will be their mating season also. In February. The trappers and hunters can still hunt them till Feb. 15th. So it might be after that that they mate.