Okay the best thing I can say about squirrels is either you love then or you hate them. What ever your ideas below are a few facts about them that may be of interest for you.
There are seven families of squirrels and the have over 365 species.
A squirrels brain is about the size of a walnut, therefore I don’t know why they’re so hard to outwit.
Gray squirrels come in many colors. Shades of gray are the most common but they may also be different colors of brown. The pure white and pure black squirrels are equally are variations of the grey squirrel.
Gray squirrels live on average 7 years but in the suburbs that the typical life span is under a year. This is not because of natural predictors or Raccoon Poop but don’t unfortunate run ins with the automobile.
The typical adult squirrel should eat about a pound of food per week.
Adult squirrels normally resides independently, in acute cold they’ll share with other squirrels to preserve body heat. When the temperature rises, the guests will be shown the door.
During winter storms, or severe cold, a squirrel may not leave their nest for days the tree squirrel does not hibernate.
In late winter anglers would be the most active because this is when breeding season begins.
Female squirrels will choose the strongest male during mating season. It is quite unlikely though that she’ll ever breed with the exact same male again. This will help to preserve the species by removing inbreeding.
Squirrels are often born in the early spring. The average litter consists of four. Based on climate and location another litter can happen in mid afternoon.
Baby squirrel weighs about 1 ounce at birth, are about one inch long they don’t have teeth or hair, and are almost blind for the first 6 to 8 weeks.
Squirrels eyes are located high, and on each side of their head. This permits them a wide field of vision, without turning their head and they ar constantly on the lookout for predictors.
The gray squirrels diet consists of nuts, seeds and fruit, but it will eat bird eggs, bugs, as well as fast food if it’s available. Gray squirrels demand some salt in its diet, and may find this salt from the soil along roads where snow and ice might have been.
A squirrel will clean a nut by massaging it or rubbing on its face before it is buried. This action applies a scent into the nut which helps the squirrel find it afterwards, even beneath a foot of snow.
The frequency, and the duration of the notes convey everything from laughter to alert. These sounds when used along with tail gestures, is the way squirrels communicate.
In the summer squirrels are most active for 2 or 3 hours in the daytime and then for two hours prior to sunset. They’ll rest in the day by their nests. The squirrels will go back to their nest prior to sunset and will not venture out in the dark.
In the winter squirrels will do all their actions between sunrise and mid day afterward hang around their nest until the next day.