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Moulting Squirrel

Observed: 11th May 2012 By: Bill HendersonBill Henderson’s reputation in MammalsBill Henderson’s reputation in MammalsBill Henderson’s reputation in Mammals
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Description:

This is the first squirrel I've seen at my BIRD feeders.
Novice question - The top half fur seems short, dark and tidy whereas the lower half seems long, light and scruffy. Is it moulting?

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summer

I would say that it is moulting and getting rid if it's winter coat and the shorter redder fur is the summer coat.

Fenwickfield

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Re Summer

It certainly didn't look at its best :-)

Bill

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