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Questions tagged [squirrels]

Questions about squirrels

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How do squirrels find buried nuts?

Squirrels bury nuts for future consumption, sometimes many months away. I recently learned that tree squirrels, including Eastern grey squirrels, sometimes dig empty holes, pretend to drop nuts in ...
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Do Eastern grey squirrels pretend to bury nuts in the ground?

I recently heard that Eastern grey squirrels sometimes dig holes, pretend to bury nuts, or other food, and then cover the empty holes. I was told that they use all the same motions and effort as they ...
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Do squirrels have front and full peripheral vision?

Our suburban yard in Massachusetts has a small woodsy area. We use a section for feeders for birds, chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, and the occasional bear or fox. In an area of ...
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What is this squirrel doing and why?

I have sometimes noticed squirrels "pancaking" - lying flat on their stomachs. Unfortunately all my research into this subject has turned up hordes of "cute squirrel" photos and not much else... See ...
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Do squirrels' teeth grow again when lost?

In another forum, an user claimed that squirrels' teeth grow again if they are somehow lost. So, if you would pull out a tooth (please don't do this!), it would grow back again. Is this true? If yes, ...
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Are grey squirrels really bad for the overall habitat in Germany?

As far as I know the grey squirrel introduced in Germany by humans. It starts to slowly oust the common brown squirrel. Of course I feel bad for the brown squirrel but people around here act like it'...
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How far does a nursing Eastern Gray squirrel travel from her nest?

It's obvious by her belly that we have a nursing squirrel, probably an Eastern Gray, Sciurus carolinensis, in our yard in Massachusetts, USA. I assume her nest is in one of our large evergreens, not ...
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Where exactly would be the kill of this squirrel?

I've a target face with an image of a squirrel. However, I'm not sure where the the kill exactly would be. I assume that it's the little brown spot beneath the arm, on the edge to the white ...