Posted by Jack on 10:12:37 6/15/2014 from 18.104.22.168:
In reply to: Re: Squirrel droppings - orphans survivability? posted by John Fasoldt on 8:17:16 6/15/2014 from 22.214.171.124:
Thanks for all the information, I appreciate it a lot.
In the 23 years I've owned this place, I never saw a squirrel closer than 10 miles. Last summer shortly after the 4th of July, I heard one chirping almost endlessly, and went out to see where it was. I spotted it about 50 feet up in a fir tree, and I started calling back at him and he came down to around6 foot above me and I kept saying hello and he would chip then he grabbed a fir cone and sat there eating it watching me.
For the rest of the summer he cut loose hundreds of cones out of a 120 foot fir, and I would rake them into piles next to the tree, he would come down and eat them watching me work. He got to where he doesn't run when he sees me, he just sits up looks, he is real curious, and has to see every thing I do. When I'm out on my tractor he follows along in the trees just above me.
It wasn't till march this year that another one showed up, I think it was female, so he had a friend, and the two of them followed me around, but that female stayed back some. I noticed they had a real strong love hate relationship. About the end of April another one showed up, I think it's the female that got in my roof.
I'm not sure where the second squirrel is, and I'm not sure of it's sex yet, I think it's a male, and I haven't seen it very much lately, since I was doing some shooting back behind my house. It may have moved on across the road to be further from the noise.
And again, thanks for the info, it is very helpful in understanding these guys to be able to control them.
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