Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Migration Season?

I haven't seen Scamp in a while, so I thought I'd post a picture of him when we first met him.  Here he is taking a break from foraging and playing.

We've gotten a bunch of new male squirrels. Ones we had never seen before. This has happened twice now. It has led us to suspect that the males migrate a couple of times a year while the females maintain a territory that they defend from other females.

The times we have seen Preggers get really aggressive are when she's been hormonal (nursing, pregnant)or when another female has come around. We've only seen three other females. Peach came around for a couple of weeks and then we haven't seen her again. There was the female that was being chased during mating season, and lastly, a very young, small female came to the porch one day, never to be seen again.

By the way, we've changed Norman the Doorman's name to Fatty. He's gained so much weight, he can barely run away from the other squirrels that chase him.


Serenity said...

Scamp looks so cool in that photograph! "Just chillin'" ;o)
So much activity I'm surprised you keep up!
Norman the Doorman! What a brilliant name! Fatty may be true but Norman the Doorman! Now that is a name! (and a title!!)
(being lazy using a different blog that I barely use... only because I haven't thought of a use for it yet)

worldphotos4 said...

That is what I would call one relaxed squirrel.

Rene said...

Serenity - I can barely keep up. I have so many squirrel photos that haven't seen the light of day.

Steve - Yes, definitely! He was so cute. I wish he'd come back to visit, but it looks like we have a new little one coming around now. Not one of Preggers'.