Squirrel Sunday - Life of a Squirrel

Here is a glimpse at the life a squirrel for this #squirrelsunday
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Here is a young juvenile squirrel just starting out on its own. It has to figure out what is dangerous in the world and stake out territory of its own.

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Life is hectic just starting out. It has to run away from larger squirrels defending their own territories. Often the resources it requires are guarded by stronger foes so it has to be fast.

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As it grows older it gains experience, size and battle experience to be able to defend territory of its own. It does remember that there will be younger upstarts vying for its own territory.

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There are other creature to worry about as well, like these waxwings eating all the squirrels berries.

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Of course there will be larger predators that the squirrel has to look out for. Death from above is the most common way they are taken out.

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All is not strife and business in a squirrel's life though. They often find quiet peaceful places to relax in.

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They can ponder various squirrel philosophies in these peaceful moments. How many walnuts does it take to survive a winter and where can I hide them?

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Sadly though even the most healthy squirrels that have played their cards right get old and die. Hopefully this one has found its way to the happy hunting grounds in the afterlife. I would imagine it lived a nice full enriching squirrel life and hopefully was able to have some pups.

That's all for now, thanks for looking :-)



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I hope so too…
But you got some really great images and especially the third one is really funny😂
The squirrel is like: Why are you watching🤣
Great job, keep it up👍

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They are hilarious when they have a walnut in their mouth. They usually think you are there to steal it from them and start barking at you.

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Seems like a good life

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Nice easy good life, with plenty of food to eat. It gets even easier if they adopt a human's yard.

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perfect shot, but I was more interested in the eagle image, it was really a great shot...

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I'm interested in seeing a very nice picture of a squirrel. You always get great focus on pictures, have a nice day my friend

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I need to go out and get more squirrel shots soon. I'm starting to run out of squirrel photos.

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The spirit of looking for friends, hopefully many find it. If I am close to you I will accompany you in searching for him.

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All the pictures you show are absolutely amazing.
I'm interested in the NO 2 image from below.

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Excellent photos!
I affectionately call the ones that play in the trees behind my house "tree rats!"🌳🐀🌲🐀

There were six squirrels, three distinctive pairs, running up and down the naked tree trunks and branches all weekend vying for places to build their treetop nests in the Spring.🐿 💕🐿

In all my life I've never seen a squirrel fall to its death. Have you? Most commonly they die when after halfway across the road a vehicle startles them and they make the deadly decision to cross back to the side where they came from and sadly meet their end
when the car strikes them.

Have a terrific Monday! @sketch.and.jam
🔆 💜🌙

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I think squirrels are a critter that can fall from almost any height and be fine with their parachute tails. Its hilarious watching them chase eachother around the trees fighting over territory.

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