Sunday, 6 April 2014

Squirrels mating, Spring 2014

Now, I've been thinking of a tasteful way of putting this... but frankly have yet to find any option that does not degenerate into boyish giggling when passed around my family... so a quick update on the Owl Squirrel box.  All has been fairly quiet, except for an occasional peek.

However, this changed this morning with some frantic squirrel-on-squirrel action:

Yes I realise this is a little childish of me....
Had a particularly interesting moment when dealing with the observation from one of my (young) kids, that "Daddy, they really do like a long fight, don't they?".  From the short video clip below this is evidently true.

This is the first time they've been filmed as a pair, and I hope it bodes well for the possibility that we'll hear the pitter-patter of tiny squirrel feet.  According to Wikipedia (so it must be true, right?), gestation is approx 40 days, so expect squirrel babies mid May.  We're quite excited here!

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