Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Aptly Named Preggers

As I mentioned in a previous post, we suspected that Preggers might be pregnant again because of her mood.  She had been irritable, aggressive and overly protective of the peanut pile.  She also ate at a furious pace.

Well, she started showing.  She refused to turn her belly toward me for pictures, but she finally relented... a little.

Here's a closeup. She's definitely getting a pooch in her belly and her nipples are starting to show. When female squirrels are not pregnant, it's very difficult to see the nipples.

She wouldn't let Scamp eat on the porch. He acted like a cat burgler trying to get one of the guarded nuts, and then he had to eat in exile, off the dry porch.


daffy said...

I'm so glad you visited me Rene because this place is a true good find! I'll have a look back on your entries. I have a vague memory of seeing a squirrel, at Paignton zoo, (No, not on show in a cage, hehe just running through the trees) and it was carrying a baby like a little nut. Baldy, ugly little thing it was. You might get some amazing pictures of the baby (ies?)

Rene said...

That's very cool, daffy! When Preggers last gave birth, we were out of town for about a week. When we came back, she would run to our place to grab a nut and then run to her nest, so we suspect she was teething the babies.

A few weeks later, She came back with 3 little ones, but they could walk, climb, jump, etc. We suspect she's probably due in July, so we'll see what happens!

worldphotos4 said...

Nice photos and a nice post.