Monday, October 11, 2010

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrels cache food for the winter.  They do not hibernate, although they will remain inactive during inclement weather.  These squirrels also harvest maple sugar, biting into the tree, and allowing the sap to flow.  After the sap dries, the squirrel returns and consumes the maple syrup. A Red Squirrel nested in a hole only a couple of feet from the ground in a Hackberry tree in our backyard. After the young hatched, the parent carried the young to a secondary nest elsewhere in the neighborhood.

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